1. I received the Beaver Award from the college I work for. It's a departmental award for doing a good job. The beav stayed with us for a month before he/she had to make his dam with another well-deserving coworker.
2. I received a promotion yesterday to senior writer/editor. No more money but the title change is important. This photo (above) is of my workspace at home. I work here one day a week, and usually the pile of the right is usually not that high. But I do love this spot (when it's less cluttered).
3. Last but not least, these are pages to a manuscript, about 43. I got the courage to put the old and new poems together, and in the process I'm learning to accept the fact that this is where I am in my writing career. I'm feeling good about the work, which, in large part, is because of the blog. Also, I'm starting to look at individual poems as submittable pieces to journals and lit mags. Woo hoo!