Happy Mother’s Day momma- thank you for not putting me up for adoption (I know you thought about it many times ?)…one of the biggest compliments I get is when people say “you’re just like your mom”- it means I must be doing something right! Love you to whatever planet we came from and back ♥️?
Reading https://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/tom-lehrer and recalling first hearing Tom Lehrer’s music in the dorm room I shared with Paul Marshall, >half a century ago, laughing our asses off, and committing much of the lyrics instantly to memory.
Doesn’t seem like yesterday. More like last week.
This week’s CoinAgenda/CES lineup: today, Mastermind at former Mike Tyson mansion; main event starts Sunday with opening party, media showcase and sponsored dinner at Michelin star restaurant Aureole; Monday is all-day at Caesars Palace with 36 speakers, including Vinny Lingham, Mark Jeffrey, Matt Roszak, Jay Samit and many more, 40 ICO presentations and expected 500 attendees. Discount code for my Facebook friends is FACE250 – www.coinagenda.com (Tuesday is separate event we are helping organize and I’m speaking at that’s an official CES event – the Digital Money Forum)
Ethereum $1,000! This is up from 30 cents from its crowdsale and just $6 about a year ago. Congrats to Vitalik, Anthony Di Iorio, Charles, Joe, Gavin, Amir Chetrit, and all the early team members who worked so hard to turn a 19-year-old’s vision and white paper (which we debuted at CES 2014) into the dominant smart contract empire it is today!
Had no intention of being in Miami today: emergency landing because our aging 737 was leaking fuel and was not gonna make it to Miami. Greeted by two dozen firetrucks and related emergency vehicles. Still on the plane, but it is moving and nothing has blown up yet. Maxine Hopkinson Terpin was glad to have her emotional support poodle (and husband) with her. Not sure if we will be able to get back to Vegas tonight.
Alua brings me home.
A few years ago I spent time exploring the relationships between holding space at births and the work of death doulas, when writing a review of Birth, Breath and Death by my friend Amy Glenn.
In the How We Birth course (I urge you to look into it!) I shared just yesterday, Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers also speak about their experiences with this intersection.
We are constantly standing on that crossroads.
I feel so overwhelming familiar when witnessing Alua.
The Donald likes the chaos. It is his warped thinking , but his supporters like the chaos too. This is not a normal person. Bumper cars are chaos. Betting on a poker hand without any wnning combination is chaos. Running into a school to stop an active shooter if you do not have a weapon is chaos. He will love the chaos of a second Depression.
I have a prose poem in Shrew, a magazine started by my friend, Joe Weil. Others in the magazine include Emily Vogel, Rachael Ikins, Michael Sickler, and many others. I am bad at follow-through and I forgot to send more poems. I also forgot the submission rules.
Hopefully, Joe Weil will remind me.
Meanwhile, my poem is from a collection of myths and science of objects found in nature, including healing plants, gemstones with pyschic powers, tantric and shamanistic beliefs, and this prose poem is about the shamrock (just in time for St Pat’s day), how the shamrock heals and other legends.
I just found out I will have a poem in the Aurorean.
Don’t know which one; don’t know how many. I will find out on Wednesday. A mystery with a real mystery, and not a dead body in sight. Thank goodness. But, as in all mysteries, the butler probably did it. And there’s not even a butler in sight. Gasp.
I have some new poems in The Circle Show. One of the poets is John Grey, and I’ve seen his poems over a long, long time, going back to when I was a poetry editor for Hotmetalpress.net and Carole Towers. I miss those days.
Thanks Seth Jani.