is that we don't have a bookstore at which one can peruse books of poetry and stumble upon small press books or journals. So, next week, Matthew & I will drive to Milwaukee to visit Woodland Pattern Books to look at books and buy books and read books. In particular, I'm excited about, & hope to find, Emily Pettit's Goat in the Snow.
Also, there is no snow in sight, but a Snowy Owl has been sighted regularly at the South Shore Marina in Milwaukee. Guess where we'll be stopping? I need to see a Snowy during this irruption, or I might throw myself into the not-yet-frozen-waters. Which, by the way, people are standing on to fish? Really? Ice fishing is so important to you that you'll attempt it when there's not even ice?