The Dad Poet

InStyle, “Excited About the Return of Twin Peaks? So Are Designers”
NY Mag, “A Ranking of All 118 Sweaters Seen on Twin Peaks”
LA Review of Books, “He Has His Tools and Chemicals: A David Lynch Retrospective” (not Twin Peaks news, exactly, but a great read)
The Guardian, “Twin Peaks Returns: What to Buy to Get the Look!”
The Guardian, “Twin Peaks Postcards”
Sabotage Times, “10 Greatest Twin Peaks Moments”, “Which Actors Were Already Approached to Return to Twin Peaks?”
When Great Trees Fall: Remix

When Great Trees Fall: Remix

Black and white image of a fallen tree on an i...

Lake Claremont, Western Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the beginning of June I had recorded a poem on SoundCloud in honor of Maya Angelou, and I wrote a about how her work had influenced me. I don’t really have anything new to add to that this evening, except to say that it was my friend Jody who brought the poem to my attention. And upon reading it, I knew I had to record it.


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1000,000 Hits and a Face Lift
A Small Milestone

A small but encouraging milestone. 

It happened on the eve of my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I was waiting for it, but it was a pleasant birthday gift just the same. And my aversion to meta-blogging aside, I finally have time to tell you about it today.

So I am hoping my long-term readers will forgive my obvious self-absorption and extreme narcissism as I get this post out of my system.


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Saturday Song with Puddles Pitty Party

Saturday Song with Puddles Pitty Party

puddlesLess than a half hour left in my Saturday and so I bring you a Saturday Song feature that needs little to no introduction. And to be honest, it’s more fun with next to no explanation. Maybe you’ve seen him already, but I just fell in love with this seven foot clown this week, and man, can he sing!

You can look up Puddles, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice at,like it says on…

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“The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with…

“The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with…

David J. Bauman:

This is one I’d like to try. Funny, and frightening how true this is of people. I’ll have to put Wallace’s book on my reading list.

Originally posted on Words for the Year:

“The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with, you stop suddenly in the middle of the conversation and look at the person closely and say, “What’s wrong?” You say it in a concerned way. He’ll…

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Thursday Love Poem Throw Back: “Cleaving”

Thursday Love Poem and Throw Back: “Cleaving”

love-picture-quotes_3019-1I know my UK friends are already on to Friday where they used to post Flashbacks, before the silly hashtag of #TBT. And while I think Throw Back Thursday was just a trick used to freshen up the classic Flashback Friday, the trick fails for me. As I’ve said before, if you are a fisherman in Pennsylvania (not that I am, but I come from a family of them), throw-backs are fish that were too small to…

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Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…


Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Don’t Let Them Break the Internet

Don’t Let Them Break the Internet


Like this, but not as cute.

This is how websites will look, except not as cute, if big cable companies get their way and charge “fastlane” prices that little guy, indie and independent websites cannot afford.

Look, the net has been a great format for previously unheard voices from blogging to video to music. Bandcamp, SoundCloud, YouTube, WordPress and so many mpre formats exist that allow us…

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Well, with his poe,s at least. Ah hem. :)