Thursday, November 06, 2008

I've Moved.

I blog over here now.
Sometimes I accidentally still say blogspot though.
My apologies.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Back to School, Back to School

To prove to Dad that I'm not a fool.

I got my
Lunch packed up
My boots tied tight
I hope I don't get in a fight

Back to school
Back to school

School starts Monday.
Orientation was last Wednesday.
The enormity of what is about to happen to me didn't really sink in until my classmates and I found ourselves in the book store after orientation.
I realized that the first time I had gone to a college book store to buy my books for the semester was more than ten years ago.


And now I'm back in school, busting my behind to learn about how to run a theater.
I've already been doing homework/reading. And honestly, I'm excited about most of what I've been studying. One of the things that I forget/deny is that I'm really a nerd at heart. A major nerd. So learning is, like, awesome, really. And this isn't the artsy, open, no-right-answer kind of stuff I did in college and grad school. This is practical work. Work ethic is what matters most here, and I'm in need of refresher courses in that for sure.

I'm going to to try--try--to update this blog regularly with thoughts on school. I'm not sure I'll be able to though, as the work/school day will keep me away from home from 8am to at least 10pm every Monday through Thursday. I'm pretty much not going to exist as a non-school entity.

But please--say hi, send good thoughts, keep me posted on what's going on in the world, especially opportunities to meet up with you on the weekends. It will be greatly appreciated.

(And yes, this is yet another new use for this blog.)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

From The Sky

Originally uploaded by iagoali.

I took this a while back. I think I was on my way to San Francisco.

The world is still kind of amazing sometimes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Look Closer.

Originally uploaded by iagoali.

This is a silly picture. C. Denby Swanson forced me to take it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Under Cover

Originally uploaded by iagoali.

Sometimes, this is how my entire life feels.
Not necessarily at the moment, but sometimes.

Rose Rose Rose

P1020866, originally uploaded by iagoali.

I bought these flowers for my mom for Mother's Day. They arrived half-dead. I hope she got them exchanged like she said she would. Either way, I discovered the MACRO setting on my camera, which allows for shots like this.

Photos will be a new part of The Unnamed Football Project. I swear I'll keep writing about writing too. But the pictures need an outlet. They'll be coming steady, I hope.

Lots of career-type news is on the horizon. Start making your way back to this here blog.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Alaska is No Go...

...but Operation Alaska is still available. In the end, the cost of heading to the conference was just too much. The book will remain open for purchase over at, but proceeds no longer go towards sending me to Alaska. If this presents a real issue for you, let me know, and I'll make it up to you somehow.

I'm also including parts of the last post I made on myspace, just FYI.
I'll soon finish up the liner notes for Fly Girls (believe it or not), and I'll get back to writing about writing.
Once I get back to writing.

From myspace:

Aww Yeah, Suckas--I'm Going to be Published.

And not self-published.
Not that I have any problem with self-publishing (go to for proof of that).
But my play The Trophy Thieves: A High School Love Story will soon be published for purposes of amateur licensing.

Some of you might have seen Trophy Thieves in one of its previous incarnations at NYU or The Gallery Players. For those who haven't, it's a one act about two high school girls who attempt to steal a cheerleading trophy from a high school library. And yes, it's just as ludicrous as it sounds.

This is the third book of mine published this year (including Fly Girls and Other Poems and Operation Alaska), and the first published by a real live publishing house. I've got two more publication possibilities in the pipeline (I won't tell you what they are just yet), and some potential theater development type stuff that could be in the works as well.

And oh yeah--I'm editing two books that will be released within the next month. The books contain poetry and prose written by students in my writing workshops here in Cleveland, and will be made available through the legendary AT COST. In other words, we're not looking to make any more off these books--we just want to get the voices of these young folks out to the world.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

OPERATION ALASKA: Now available.

All proceeds go towards defraying the cost of my trip to Alaska this summer to develop The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.

While you're over at lulu, you can still pick up a copy of Fly Girls and Other Poems.

Just keep in mind that Operation Alaska is only on sale until June 30th, 2007.

Do it now.