Matt & Colleen asked me to write a poem as a wedding gift for their friends Mark & Robert. One of them is a doctor, and the two of them enjoy jet-setting to Turkey where one of them speaks the language. I think wedding poems are the hardest to write, there's a lot less room for weird shit and you have to end on an up-note, but I'm happy with this one. Here's wishing Mark & Robert many happy returns!
Yvonne's son, Owen had just graduated college and was making plans for the next phase of his life. For a while he was seriously considering a turn driving the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. This is true. His mother told me. Instead, a friend gave him a one-way ticket to Alaska where Owen has spent the last year, presumably climbing glaciers, drinking cowboy coffee from an enameled camp mug, and writing the great american novel by lamplight. I am jealous of Owen's sense of adventure.