Day Twenty-five, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

O at the Edges

cracking eggs

A Cheese Omelet at Midnight” is among the Day Twenty-five offerings of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (9 poets have agreed to write 30 poems apiece in 30 days, to raise funds for Tupelo Press, a non-profit literary publisher). Many thanks to Pleasant Street who sponsored and provided the title.

A Cheese Omelet at Midnight

You can’t ever leave without saying something,
no matter how insipid. That sweater looks good
on you. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I’m sorry
I burned the omelet. Nasdaq has plunged 3%… 

To see the rest of the poem, click here

Even though no more title sponsorships remain, you can still contribute to Tupelo Press! Every bit helps (even a dollar or two), and I’ve some other sponsorship opportunities, with corresponding incentives, listed here.

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Red Rose On A Snowy Bench


Hondrea sat on a bench in the snow storm. As she watched the flakes flutter by wonder filled her mind.

She thought about the notes that had been left in her locker, admiring her and telling her how lucky she is. The last one had said, “Meet me in the school parking lot on one of the benches.”

She saw someone come towards her. Her heart began to thump as he sat and turned to her.

It was Gregory. He was the smartest guy in her class and she had, had a crush on him for a while now. He handed her a red rose and asked, “Can I walk you home?”

She dropped the rose and took his hand. When she looked back all she could see was the red rose on a snowy bench.

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My Thoughts on Minnie Maud


Minnie Maud.

OK. I’d like to first, get this out of the way, right now. I’m sorry, but when I hear “Minnie Maud,” all I can think about is this:



But seriously, Minnie Maud is a new treatment “trend?” for restrictive eating disorders. The name comes from the sources of its evidence-based approach: the Minnesota ((Minnie)) Starvation Experiment, and the Family Based Treatment — aka MAUDsley Protocol. 

All of the information on Minnie Maud is outlined on the website I’ve spent a considerable amount of time perusing the website, because I frankly find it fascinating. Basically, the long and short of the guidelines can be summed up in this: It’s an outpatient treatment plan where you eat a minimum of 3,000 calories per day, (you’re encouraged to eat more, and give your body what it craves, even if it means eating 10,000 calories due to extreme…

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What can be worse than horrible coffee? That’s right, horrible coffee that you actually paid for. Boiled black printer ink, you know? Luckily, this tiny stall in Chatuchak Market has nailed its priorities.

The name says it all. Laughed my ass off when I saw it. OK. FRESH COFFEE. Fantastic. Stale coffee? Not okay. I had to take their word for it though than test it myself. It was scorching yesterday in the popular Bangkok weekend market so I opted for a refreshing lemonade.

I walked for hours, covering the length of Pluto, each turn presenting a pleasant surprise. A riot of colors. Exotic scents. Delicious smells shooting straight to my belly people. Strange stuff and the common with an entertaining twist.

They weren’t joking when they said everything can be found here. I’m pretty sure even dried vampires are sold somewhere, I just didn’t find the right section…

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