Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Dry Daughter

Hanna said tonight that she was thinking about bringing the dry daughter back to Dalian with us. We're going to Shuangyashan for National Day again this year.

Hanna keeps asking me what my family and friends back in the States would think of my marrying somebody with a kid. Her mother said she worried a stepfather would hurt Eileen, would look out only for a child of his own. Who's talking about anybody else, though?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A (Love?) Poem

over at Prick of the Spindle: "Alvaro de Campos"

Friday, September 14, 2012


For me, writing and teaching are the same thing: you have to feel like you have the ability not only to create but also to see what everybody needs.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More on Marriage

Not that either of us knows when the date will be. But soon. Soon as we figure out how I'm supposed to prove I'm not married, which the Chinese government requires. Then we've got to go to a place that can marry us, which might not be anywhere near here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Married To

Hanna Chen, which should come as no surprise to anyone.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Oh, And

I'm getting married pretty soon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I want all the writing to be part of one big constellation.