Wednesday, March 29, 2006

As an alumni alumnus it was sad to see that the Connecticut women Huskies have joined the men in being eliminated from the NCAA tournament. It was a good run and at least they played better than expected, unlike the men who should have lost at least once before they did and screwed up office pools around the country. Excerpt of poem below is taken from a collection entitled Rising and Falling by William Matthews that can be found here in a Contemporary American Writers collection of out of print poetry at Connecticut College.

"In Memory of the Utah Stars"

Something in you remembers every
time the ball left your fingertips
wrong and nothing the ball
can do in the air will change that.
You watch it set, stupid moon,
the way you watch yourself
in a recurring dream.
You never lose your touch
or forget how taxed bodies
go at the same pace they owe,
how brutally well the universe
works to be beautiful,
how we metabolize loss
as fast as we have to.

P.S. I have also added former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty's blog to my list...he has a lot of pictures from his trip to Eritrea and I dig his new record.


Nitpickus Maximus said...

Strictly speaking you are an alumnus, unless of course you've cloned yourself.
Alumnus Alumni
Alumna Alumnae

Dexter said...


scruffylooking said...

I love that cartoon. Where did you get it?

displacedriverrat said...

ditto scruffy! hilarious.

Dexter said...

Old New Yorker...if you click on the cartoon it will take you to their Cartoon bank...