Tu Fu readers: I am getting the distinct feeling that many of you need to take a break from this project; so unless I hear otherwise, I'm going to stop giving you reading assignments. Busy people, please let me know if and when you are ready to continue.
Poetry: On Friday, I am reading with Baron Wormser at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. Baron's new poetry collection has just been released, and it is stunning. I'm always showing up somewhere or other in Maine, but he doesn't read here very often these days, so you should really try to see him this Friday if you can. The gallery is a sweet little venue, Hallowell has good restaurants and a lovely view of the Kennebec, there's no snow on the roads, and you can sleep in on Saturday morning. So come on down (or up).
Music: On Saturday and Sunday, I'll be performing with the Doughty Hill Band: Saturday night at Pat's in Dover-Foxcroft, 5-8 p.m.; Sunday at the Lakeshore House in Monson, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy the fine ambiance of beer, and snacks, and the Red Sox on TV, and a big lake, and Oktoberfest decorations, and I promise we'll play "Wagon Wheel" only one time each night.
No news yet on the fate of the beautiful violin bow, except that insurance doesn't cover "wear and tear" or "rodent damage." On the bright side: I'm pretty sure no rodents were involved in the catastrophe.