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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Mobibro IQ SMS Text Message Subscription Scam

| March 3, 2012

Un freakin’ believable. Mobibro IQ / MobibroIQ – die you scammers! Just lost two hours of my evening to a text message scam. Got a series of messages from “MobibroIQ” saying I was subscribed for $9.99 a month to a “Fun Facts” service. Needless to say, I never asked for this. The first message read: […]

I’ll Bet You Money That the Song Was “This Year”

| July 17, 2011

Ben turned around and offered me his fist. I punched it softly, even though I hated that greeting. “Q!” he shouted over the music. “How good does this feel?” And I knew exactly what Ben meant: he meant listening to the the Mountain Goats with your friends in a car that runs on a Wednesday […]

Emily Dickinson on What Is Poetry?

| July 9, 2011

“If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other […]

Bulltown Strutters Mini-Documentary Video

| April 13, 2011

Back in October I became one of the founding members of Durham’s newest community band, The Bulltown Strutters. Patterned after the famous “second line” bands of New Orleans, but drawing inspiration from street band traditions around the world, we have been playing and strutting to Dixieland, old time standards, spirituals, and even Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” […]

Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory: Conclusion (Monti GrandSLAM Story Video)

| April 8, 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally finished my multi-part story of high school band geekdom that began as an audio podcast (Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory, Part 1) that never got finished because I started intensive chemo for my cancer. Last night I got to finally put an ending on this story, […]

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