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Does it not boggle your mind to consider that--by plane--in two hours one can be in Colorado?  The very name of the state--Colorado--reminds me of women in big floppy cotton bonnets, their faces (the women, not the bonnets) chapped from the sun anyway, trying to make do while crossing the ghastly plane of plains in covered wagons.

And here I am floating in at two hours and something minutes.  

Colorado seems very big and flat and very big and very mountianous.  Colorado had a pale blue sky and a lot of bare trees.  Snow, too.  And not so many people.

My father grew up in Denver, Co, went to college in Boulder, and then left for California and never came back except to visit.  And he didn't like to do that much.  All I remember are a housing facility where my grandmother lived and a hotel swimming pool.  The rest is the Rockies.

 And here I am, with my sister and her famiy.  They live in a co-housing unit.  I'm staying in the guest room in the guest house.  I just worked out on the guest machines and with the guest weights.  I walked by the housing chickens and the housing gardens.  Tonight, we will eat in the housing dining room.

And I hope to spend some money somewhere.  I'm just in that kind of mood.

Signng off from the guest internet portal.

Jessica

 

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Back in Denver Next Month?

Jessica, will you be in Denver next month for the AWP Conference?

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No AWP for me.  In Austin,

No AWP for me.  In Austin, the last time I went, all I did was hang out by the pool, workout, and go out to dinner.  I think I went to two readings and one panel.  I was an AWP slacker, and it's too expenseive to slack.

But have fun--and isn't it this month?

 

Best,

 

J

Jessica Barksdale Inclan www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com

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AWP April 7-10 in Denver

I was thinking because you have relatives there, you'd get your department to pay for a conference, hit a few panels, and stay once again with your family.

I happen to love the AWP as the only interesting conference around, but it's getting harder and harder to get money for going. This year I'm moderating my first panel, "To Publish or to Self-Publish: The Changing Landscape of Publishing," a topic that I wrote on in part today on my Red Room blog. Red Room's CEO Ivory Madison will be on the panel, which will be on Saturday, April 10th at 9 a.m.

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Sorry I will miss it,

Sorry I will miss it, Chris.  Maybe next year you can invent a panel and invite "me" to join (might be a liability, who knows).

 Sometimes getting money out of my college is like an act of god, so I of late haven't tried.

Have a great time at AWP.

Best,

J

Jessica Barksdale Inclan www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com