...is how Bob Calder describes my work space in the President's Report in freeLance. Ha! I like that. The comment is in reference to the display of work spaces called "A Room of One's Own" at the last SWG Fall Conference. Calder goes on to relate a rather terrifying work space story, which I will get H to read as a preventative measure. No one is allowed to tinker with my stuff.
That said, whenever I go away for a few weeks to concentrate on my writing, H will spend a fair bit of time in my office on my computer, doing things I hate doing. Practical things like cleaning up the hard drive. Making space. I really appreciate that.
The latest issue of The New Quarterly arrived today. I know I go on and on about this magazine, but I do so for good reason. I just finished reading "A Passel of Poets / A Snicker of Critics," a conversation drawn from a panel discussion on criticism that took place in St. John's. The panelists: Mark Callanan, George Murray, Amanda Jernigan, and Carmine Starnino. Lots of good stuff to think about here. For example, Starnino says criticism is a context builder and goes on to explain what he means. That alone is well worth the price of a subscription.
In other news, I finally settled on a headdress for the medieval feast that I'll be attending. I had considered a simple wimple, but decided against it. Constructing a convincing, low cost wimple is not as easy as one would think. I decided to go with a hennin instead.