June 05, 2007

Writers, Readers, and Rabies in Spartanburg

On Monday I will leave for Spartanburg, S.C., site of this year's conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment.

We are already warned about rabies, but, hey, we don't fondle foxes. We compose sensitive essays about them.

There's a little local boosterism among--what do they call them, Spartanburgers? Local officials are hard at work approving new logos. Your town is nothing without a logo. (Magdalena, N.M., take note.) I won't be bringing home a new BMW, however. Everywhere I go for any kind of convention, however, I find these people.

As the saying goes, "I will be so blogging this."


Steve Bodio said...

We have a logo in Mgdalena-- I'll blog it. It's on the water tower.

But because the town fathers were too cheap to pay for a scaffold it is on the BOTTOM of the tower...

PBurns said...

Some of us fondle fox :)

Thanks for the plug, by the way.


Chas S. Clifton said...

I would like to do more than "fondle" that fox who barks under my bedroom window at 1:57 a.m., I can tell you that.