Thursday, March 3rd-A Symptom of being alive

There’s a lot to talk about today.  First of all, we’re still working on the Petitioning on the Referendum on whether liquor licenses can be bought

by any Swarthmore business or by the College only. Evidently, I say evidently because The Swarthmorean is not on line (they’re

not sure the internet is permanent, I guess)  but early reports are that there’s

an extremely negative Front Page article in tomorrow’s edition.  My feeling is

that its very unfair to be negative on a non on line paper when the earliest

possible response will be next Friday after the Petition signature deadline.

I’ve lost some respect for them because of this.  Just like any other paper.

Listening to The Paul Dukas Piano Sonata on the BBC Composer of the

week Show.  He wrote much more, and much finer, than his Disneyfication

would indicate.  Leaving in a few minutes to go exercise, despite my

best intentions.  Listened to cd during driving job, Christmas tre  jazz

christmas and Heliogoats.  Will listen to any new music.

Redid one Poem in five ways, but resisted temptation to turn this one

into a Choreopoem

Chorepoems take too long and who will read them with me anyway?

My old group, Popular Neurotics, split due to multiple Nervous Breakdowns.

Besides, we were all too close and too much lovers for it not to break up.

Am working on the Southern Series from last October, a whole notebook

that I’m transposing one long page at a time, because each written

page becomes five wordprocessed Poems. Because I’m excessive.

In writing in life.

To conclude, last night we only had time to watch a Calamity Jane episode of

Have Gun Will Travel after returning from the (Ardmore) Delco Green Meeting.  More notes, more work.  I wonder why I do what I do and realize

it’s a symptom of being alive.



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About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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