Kathleen Kirk’s post earlier this week in praise of Captain Jean Luc Picard brought to mind the Borg, the best Star Trek villains ever. They traveled in an amazing cube and functioned with a hive mind. Their catchphrase was “resistance is futile,” and since we have an ornament that says this on our Christmas tree every year, it makes me smile. Something I have been resisting…new submissions.
So, having spent the better part of the last week frantically writing new work, I decided that today would be a good day to take a break and get out some summer submissions. After this afternoon, I have five new sets of poems out, and I am still waiting on answers from several others sent earlier in the spring.
I have a great week coming up – tomorrow, I have a writing date with Kristin LaTour at the Art Institute of Chicago, the perfect combination of one of my favorite people and one of my favorite places. And Thursday, I will spend my birthday with my mom, who still spoils me as if I am a child.