Coming Out Originally uploaded by Dill Pixels I chose this to pair with Aaron’s poem, only the two just so happen to appear in separate posts. Please imagine proximity.

Chewy Paint

  Untitled    Originally uploaded by Chewy Paints These pieces made me think of salt water taffy.  These are photographs or art by the flickr user known as Chewy Paints.   Blueberry Dance    Originally uploaded by Chewy Paints

Where I’ll Be

Lifeguard off duty Originally uploaded by tomalu I’m off to Miami for a conference. Back to blogging on Monday.


The writing and art posted on this blog are gleaned primarily from the Internet. This is work that I admire and find beautiful or moving. You could think of Big Window as a commonplace book that has gone public. Or you might think of it as an inspiration portal.  On this blog you can find:… Continue reading ABOUT


Wet Pug Originally uploaded by calero|photography “I’ll let you look first.”

Written in the Preshocks

When the earthquakes throw you and your desk out the window, only the desk above you will protect you. You’ll live on the sidewalk, not even cut. Run back upstairs and check your lights.      Call me if they’re all green. I’ll say That can’t be by Elizabeth Kate Switaj Published in Xelas Magazine

There are things

There are things you never really think about again, once you grow up.  Like crepe paper.  Unless you become a schoolteacher, of course.  And then you remember everything– the smell of paste, the danger of quicksand.

On the road to AWP

If you’re going to be zooming down to Austin for the AWP Conference, please raise your hand.


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Time Passes

In my head, mostly the color-fields of sleep-deprivation, haunted by banal ideas about the passing of the seasons.  Nevertheless:  Happy 2006 to you.