#onwriting Today I had lunch with a friend, a writer, teacher, innovator. She has helped me take chances -- to go with ideas that I knew to be good. In return, I read her stories and tell her what I think; honestly; specifically. She writes a short story a month. With my critique of her, with my work at Young Writers Project, and in journalism it has been about reaching audience. I told her I didn't care anymore. Audience was of no matter. I am doing it for the enjoyment. And I feel freed.
Went for a snack run, and this happened. #ItsSoFluffy
Hi @nick. Welcome.
Anyway don't forget about #NetNeutrality. It's important. I know I post every single day about this but the thing is I still forget to care about it. I suddenly remembered when I get an email about it. There's so much dang stuff going on in the world that it's hard to remember it all! We gotta remind each other of what's important. Remind me of something important, right now!
what feels like
sticking your ass out
for a kicking
doesn't matter that
you did or didn't
or maybe not
built that way
evolved in groups
can anybody hear me?
Today, February 19, I celebrate the birthday of my uncle, Frank Glazer, a world-class pianist still performing just weeks before his death in 2015 at 99. His persistence, consistent hard work & deep appreciation of others inspired me & my family, particularly my oldest, also a performing musician. It's important to mark such occasions & keep our ancestors in our hearts. More here: https://geoffreygevalt.com The photo: Frank performing with aunt Ruth, a soprano & love of his life in 1960.
I haven't had much to say of late. Must be the late-winter blues or something. I have done a bit of work on my website and added a section for longform writing. There's a short story there and a downloadable novella. Feedback welcome, as always.
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Went to a 2 night film fest with friends. A film I'd liked the first night, my friends found intolerably boring. I pointed out a few parts I liked, they all were like, "Missed that, too subtle."
After a film night 2, I leaned over to one and said, "Wow, snore" and she was like, "OH I LOVED IT!" oops.
Good lesson for me in: tastes vary. And as a writer, chances are good that I'm going to get feedback from folks I love who don't get it and that's also ok.
I took one look at that Bernie Sanders tweet about Amazon paying zero taxes, and then the resulting dregs of humanity responding to it, and all the calm and slowly-cultivated hope I accrued from being away from Twitter the last year, what little I could attain, disappeared in an instant, and I now know for sure again there is no hope for humanity, and we do need the great meteor to come swift and true. All praise the blessed meteor.