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“After the Test Said Yes” by Kelly Madigan

Happy National Poetry Month! And so the Klickitat Poem Project begins! Here’s a poem for today, read by me.

Kelly Madigan’s debut collection, The Edge of Known Things, will be released April 4, 2013.

To submit your own favorite poem as a video or Soundcloud file, email thatklickitat [at] gmail [dot] com. Submissions will be accepted throughout April.

The use of this poem follows Section 107 of the Copyright Act, which governs fair use of copyrighted materials.

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Make The Season Bright: Klickitat Christmas Mix 2012

Playlist:

  1. Darlin’ (Christmas Is Coming) – Over The Rhine
  2. Carol of the Bells – The Nylons
  3. The Rebel Jesus – Jackson Browne
  4. Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming – Feist
  5. Sing – Kristin Chenoweth
  6. O Holy Night – Mariah Carey
  7. I Saw Three Ships – Nat King Cole
  8. True Blue Miracle – Sesame Street Cast
  9. The Christmas Song – The Raveonettes
  10. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) the Man With the Bag (Thunderball Mix) – Kay Starr
  11. The Blizzard – Camera Obscura
  12. Trepak-Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker) – Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder
  14. Mr. Heatmiser – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  15. The Merriest (Thunderball mix) – June Christy
  16. Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me/How Deep Is The Ocean – Anastasia Barzee & Brian d’Arcy James
  17. Sleigh Ride – The Ventures
  18. We’re Gonna Pull Through – Over the Rhine
  19. It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets, from A Muppets’ Christmas Carol
  20. Anthem – Gabriel Yared, from Cold Mountain soundtrack
  21. Auld Lang Syne (Charity Medley) – Ensemble

Plus songs I wasn’t able to upload:

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Fall Into Winter Mix

Some highlights from the mix I’ve been listening to at work lately. This music feels like late Fall and early Winter to me. I hope you enjoy.

For some reason I have a lot of dreams about the Northwest Passage this time of year. Luckily (oddly), Pentangle, Josh Ritter, and Stan Rogers share my fixation.

  1. “Falling Rain” – Alexandre Desplat, from Sie Jie soundtrack
  2. “Urge for Going” – Joni Mitchell
  3. “Rain and Snow” – The Be Good Tanyas
  4. “Lord Franklin” – Pentangle
  5. “Hard Way Home” – Brandi Carlile
  6. “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” – Fairport Convention
  7. “The Lakes of Canada” – The Innocence Mission
  8. “Cold Outside” – Ruth Moody
  9. “I Still Miss Someone” – Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin
  10. “Another New World” – Josh Ritter
  11. “Pastures of Plenty” – Solas
  12. “Season of the Witch” – Donovan
  13. “Things That Scare Me” – Neko Case
  14. “Northwest Passage” – Stan Rogers
  15. “It’ll End Too Soon” – Crooked Still

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Today in geek apparel…

Last night I ran across Sam Trout’s QR Code shirts (available on Buy Olympia.) They’d be perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their wardrobe for Midwinter while supporting Northwest artists.

Apparently scanning the shirts’ QR codes reveals hidden pictures. But, ladies, please wear yours with pants. Thanks.

Speaking of QR codes, isn’t this a great use of them?

 

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Story Starter: Smithsonian Flickr

I recently posed this Story Starter to Story Problems and I thought I’d share it with you too. It was inspired by this post on the Smithsonian’s blog.

Visit the Smithsonian’s Flickr (or your favorite Flickr page) and select an image (like above?) that intrigues you.

Write about (choose one of the following):

  • What’s happening at that moment, or, if you’d prefer, what is about to happen.
  • Imagine you’ve just found this image in your grandmother dusty attic. Do you recognize it? Do you not? What’s your reaction? Oh no! Don’t tell me a deep and troubling family secret has been revealed at a most inopportune time?
  • You are very, very old and used to be very, very famous. One day a reporter comes to visit you and asks you about the photo. What do you tell them? What do you keep to yourself? What do you only tell us, the reader of your tale?

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Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game: Building Community

This post is part of my on-going series on the Ann Arbor District Library’s (AADL) Summer Game.

An unexpected benefit of the Summer Game was the strengthened sense of community among players. Although players mostly completed tasks in AADL’s Summer Game alone, a strong sense of camaraderie emerged in the comment sections every time a new set of badges was “dropped” and players began to work through the challenges.

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Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game: Earning the “Eye For An Eisner” Badge

This post is part of my on-going series on the Ann Arbor District Library’s (AADL) Summer Game

Today I’m walking you through earning the “Eye For An Eisner” badge, part of the on-line scavenger hunt component of AADL’s Summer Game. The title and badge objective reference winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. To earn the badge, a player had to locate eight codes hidden within catalog entries on aadl.org.

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