Music: Weird Al – “White & Nerdy”
This song always cracks me up. In a weird sort of way, that about how I feel living in Atlanta. This place is the heart of R&B and hip-hop. Between my musical tastes and my skin color, I don’t exactly fit the city mold. After all these years, Atlanta still doesn’t feel like home to me. But for my son who’s grown up here since he was 3 years old, it is. I can see its influence in the way he talks, the music he listens to, how he interacts with others and what he likes to eat. It makes him who he is. In the same light, I can see the NC mountains in my wife, and she can see the coastal NC in me. We all are products of our environment. I just think it’s funny how it works out that way.
I finished re-working all the poetry journals that I’m able to share for free on my website and made them available. The last 3 poetry journals have to wait until the first week of July when the KDP Select contract term ends. It was actually a good thing that I went back through them because I caught a few things that I needed to fix. In my 2016 poetry journal, some of the dates included a period instead of a comma. In my 2018 poetry journal, one of the dates showed up as a poem header, making the table of contents page wrong. So embarrassing! Those things have been combed through time and time again, but I never caught the errors before now. Needless to say, I fixed them and got the updated versions re-published lickety-split. I also updated the story link formats, since I was making changes to the page.
The rest of my day was pretty much a flurry of conference calls and face to face meetings. I had a fairly quick lunch so didn’t get to write anything during that slot, but I’m getting the itch to write another poetry. I might try to do that later tonight. If not tonight, it’ll be soon for sure! I can never deny that itch very long.