Monthly Archives: September 2013

SPECTRA poetry night

Recently, I experienced yet another amazing night of live poetry at Rozz-Tox cafe. It was the kickoff of the new season of the  SPECTRA poetry series, sponsored by the Midwest Writing Center. It was a female-fueled evening and featured two guest poets, Dora Malech and Jennifer Perrine. Local female poets started the evening out with their poems, […]

I scream, you scream…

Quad-Citians are still in ice cream mode (a la mode?). During this September heatwave, crowds were nearly out the door this week at Whitey’s Ice Cream Parlor. I queued up for their summer flavor, “No’tella,” no doubt named after Nutella. With creamy chocolate ice cream melting in my mouth, and generous chunks of hazelnuts and […]

Labor Day

I ran the gauntlet of moths to and from the grill, but the end result was worth it. The moths were frenzied around the light–maybe made more desperate by the end of summer, and a sense of the impending cold. I grilled steak, sliced it, and placed it atop a bed of spinach. I made […]