Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Science does not cling to tradition!

You know how you might not think of something for years and then it comes back with a powerful force?  I was in a conversation the other day that turned to long-runway projects versus quick, reactive projects, and I was nudged to remember writing this video script. It was made when the science curriculum I’d been writing was suddenly in need of revision due to Pluto’s being kicked out of the planet club.

We turned this video around ridiculously fast, and I’m still proud of the work. Not only does it explain WHY Pluto is no longer classed as a planet, it ties the change to a broader way of thinking about science: change is good! It means we’ve reached an improved understanding of something. Sometimes we’ve got to Change Some Definitions!


Ch-ch-ch-changes ...

A big content development project I’ve been working on for over a year is almost at its end. It’s good work. I’m crazy-eager for the next thing. Fingers crossed that the next thing is this one particular opportunity that might happen. I’ll know soon.

Meanwhile! My new short story “No Shovel, No Bacon,” gets published later this week in a cool online literary journal (more to come on that) AND I’ll be performing/leading campfire songs at a Story Bar event Thursday evening (more later on that as well! I’ll certainly be doing this seasonally appropriate song:

Friday, October 5, 2018

Adios, Rabbit Heart . . .

For the last five years, the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival has created a context in which poet/filmmakers, or poet/filmmaker teams, could bring cool visuals to poetry. This year is the last year, and I just want to say how awesome the festival has been.

Given that I’m a poet and given that my daughter, Cassidy Parker Knight, is a really talented and dedicated filmmaker, this was a very fun way for the two of us to do some collaborative work, and strengthen some creativity muscles by trying something different.

I like all the work we did for the festivals, but want to post this first one here today, not quite as a trip down memory lane, more like a message about growth, change, and moving forward.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Have been re-reading lately, and this passage

made me laugh out loud:

“This would make a story if there was anybody to tell it,” Call said. “You want me to carry your body 

three thousand miles because you used to go picnicking with a girl on the Guadalupe River?”

“That, plus I want to see if you can do it,” said Augustus.