I bumped Eagle Nebula and am now listening Ali Farka Toure. It’s that kind of Saturday in Brooklyn. As the sunshine filled skies turn to gray, I guiltily welcome the rain. It’ll wash away the pollen for a spell. I dare not say it aloud. It will probably wash out a few spontaneous barbecues. This kind of Saturday is also good for writing and reading. I am so close to finishing my book that it makes me anxious. Once it’s done, I must present it to others for critique and editing. Then we’ll have to secure a deal or figure out how to publish it. Oh, and let’s not even talk about the unfinished creative memoir that needs revisiting. So I find some great ways to distract myself.
- Came in from teaching an ‘art of emceeing’ class in Queens
- Wrote some haiku after reading Sonia Sanchez’s new book “Morning Haiku”
- Experimented with a recipe for wheat-free, gluten-free scallion cakes and a dipping sauce (yes, they were yummy and hit the spot). I never considered the possibility of making savory pancakes, but tasty, tasty, tasty.
- Started reading KRS One’s “The Gospel of Hip Hop”
I have no idea what the night holds, but it was a perfect Saturday today.