Sunday, August 10, 2008

Going to Arkansas, and Other Cool Things

I’m leaving tomorrow to go visit my mom in Arkansas. I’ll be gone until at least Friday and most likely won’t be posting or visiting blogs during that time. I’ll be staying at my mom’s and they don’t have internet. And it’s not like there are a lot of wi-fi hot spots in small town Charleston, Arkansas. I may check in at the library on occasion to get email. But, I only see my family about once a year so I want to spend every moment I can with them. I’m sure you’ll all survive for a week without commentary from me. I’ll catch up next weekend. After that, though, school will be starting again and I’ll have to make some adjustments in posting.

In the meantime, I got a couple bits of good news. My poem, “Blue Soul,” has appeared in Dreams and Nightmares #80. I’m in the company of some very fine poets, including Gary William Crawford, Ann K. Schwader, Bruce Boston, Deborah P. Koladji, and our own Greg Schwartz.

Also, William Jones has accepted my story, “The Vivarium,” for his anthology Tales out of Miskatonic University. I did the Psychology Department story. I’ll post more about that in the future, of course.

I'll be visiting blogs today and responding to comments. After that, see you in a week.

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45 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Have a good time with your mom. That's time well spent.
We'll manage.

ivan said...

Ah the primary relationship.
Still treated like a kid, but what the hell.
My mother is 97, and I'm still treated like a kid.
"Art is long, life is short," I used to say.
And my mother, the immortal said,
"Not for all."
There definitely seems a wisdom beyond philosophy.

benjibopper said...

Congrats on the continued success, Charles. Enjoy your visit and see you soon.

Donnetta Lee said...

Ya'll have a nice time, Charles. Congrats on the poem also. Drive carefully!
Donnetta

Greg Schwartz said...

Charles,
Have a great trip! Congrats on the story acceptance.

Jack said...

Have a good good visit Charles. Congratulations on the writing successes.

Travis Erwin said...

Have a good time.

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy, yes, I certainly owe her some time.

Ivan, yes, the first day will involve explaining why I still have long hair, and why I have an earring, and so on and so on.

Benjibopper, thanks. I will.

Donnetta, I'm not really looking forward to the drive. It'll be 10 hours or so.

Greg, thanks. Appreciate that.

Jack, thanks. I'll definitely be revisiting some old haunts.

Steve Malley said...

Have a fun journey, and be well!

Heff said...

Take it easy, and enjoy the family time.

laughingwolf said...

safe trip to see family, and back home again, charles....

Shauna Roberts said...

Congratulations on the acceptances, and have a great visit with your mom.

Sidney said...

Hope you have a good trip. I did OK without the web for a few days on my recent trip home, though I don't know how well I'd do long term.

I was kind of surprised how many of my cousins are perplexed by the Internet.

Congrats on the publications.

Charles Gramlich said...
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Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Erwin, thanks, my friend.

Steve Malley, thanks. I will.

Heff, yep,

Laughingwolf, I will.

Shauna, thanks.

Sidney, yeah, not a lot of folks in my family are into the net at all, except for one neice really.

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Charles,

Happy thoughts to you and your mom! I hope you have a wonderful visit and totally relax. Sometimes it's good to get away from the day to day stuff. Your mom is so lucky to have a wonderful son. And despite everything, I miss my mom and don't regret one minute I spent with her. Happy times, my friend!

the walking man said...

Drive safe, enjoy yourself and think not the thoughts of the missed.

Wil said...

I look forward to Tales Of Brave Gramlich!

Barrie said...

Have a GREAT visit! We'll look forward to more interesting posts from you when you return. Just spent a week in fairly internetless location. It was tougher on me than I expected. :)

Monique said...

Congratulations Charles and have a lovely time with your family. I lost both parents. One after a long illness and the other very suddenly. Enjoy what you've got. You never know.

BernardL said...

Good News on the poem. Enjoy your family time.

Bernita said...

Congratulations - and please give our regards to your mother.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Safe travels. Congrats on the poem and story.

Vwriter said...

Contratulations on the publication of "Blue Soul," and "The Vivarium." I'll be in line "Tales of Miskatonic University."

And enjoy Arkansas. My family is from just outside of Heber Springs, Arkansas and I absolutely love the south. The air doesn't smell sweeter anywhere else on earth.

ChrisEldin said...

Many congratulations!!!

And have a wonderful time.
:-)

Travis said...

I know exactly what you mean. I spent Saturday afternoon and evening with my mom and stepdad, enjoying cool classic cars and good food.

Have a great week!

Danette Haworth said...

Say hi to Mom! Have a great time!

Stewart Sternberg said...

Congratulations on your short story. Kiss your mom on the cheek for me.

MarmiteToasty said...

Have a lovely time, remember to be safe, and to laff, and to hug your mum.....

x

Danny Tagalog said...

Congratulations on the poetry and short story successes!

X. Dell said...

Psychology department story? Hmmm.

Congrats on your publishing, and have a good safe journey home. We'll see you when we see you.

SQT said...

Have a good trip!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, congrats on the poem and getting a story in Tales Out of Miskatonic University. Us Lovecraft fans are delighted!

Have a great time with family. See ya on the back end.

Don @ Issa's Untidy Hut

Sarai said...

Congrats on the great news and enjoy your trip with your mom!!!

Ello said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! And I hope you have a great time with your mom!

jason evans said...

Have a great trip!!

Lana Gramlich said...

I miss you. <:(

Farrah Rochon said...

Congrats on the poem! Hope you're enjoying time with family.

Lana Gramlich said...

I still miss you. <:(

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Sheila said...

have fun at the parental unit's house!

J. L. Krueger said...

Have a safe trip! I'm still trying to catch up on all the posts I've missed.

Miladysa said...

Congratulations on that fantastic news Charles - both of them!

Enjoy your break :-D

The blog will take care of itself.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks everyone. Your thoughts and comments are much appreciated. I'll be making it around to blogs today although it's certainly going to take me a while to catch up.

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