This, in the South Bend Tribune. I was one of the people
trapped in an elevator, as mentioned near bottom of article.
"SOUTH BEND -- The lights are out for more than 8,700 Indiana Michigan Power customers in the South Bend area this afternoon.
The outage started shortly before 4 p.m. According to a statement from the company, an equipment failure is to blame for the outage. As of 5 p.m., the company website listed 8,731 customers without power in St. Joseph County, 9.5 percent of the utility's more than 91,000 customers county-wide.
The outage prompted officials at Indiana University South Bend to close the campus as of 6 p.m. All evening classes and activities are canceled, according to Kathy Borlik, IUSB spokeswoman.
Borlik said a few people were trapped in elevators on campus when the outage first occurred. However, they were quickly extricated without further incident, she said.
The campus is planning to resume normal operations Friday, Borlik said."
Aspartame is pretty horrendous stuff. I don't consume many
sweets, but I used to chew gum, and one way or another I'd
consume little shots of Aspartame. Without getting into
specifics, it was really fucking me up, and discontinuing
Aspartame in my diet has had a dramatic and positive effect.
I don't even drink soda, at all, so I can't imagine the side
effects some must experience from this chemical compound.
Here is simply a random link to an article about this so-called
safe sugar substitute. Sucralose (Splenda) is another bad,
bad thing to ingest. I'm serious. Aspartame is also called
NutraSweet btw. I learned this the hard way. Stay away from
these poisons at all costs.
The stars are out.
It's day, there's fog.
Some's frozen on the grass,
a closer distance. Farther out
I think I can see the sand, the pink
flowers in another dawn, quail living
out in the open, sunlight warm on the
adobe wall. A red spider the size of a
fissured thread blurs, grows bright on
the water, and disappears right in front of me,
a swan and then a second swan, and then the empty sky.
Author of eight books of poems, most recently The Coldest Winter on Earth (Marick Press). Also author of The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010) and Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010). 2010
also saw the release of Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, the Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox), as well as The Other Life: the Selected Poems of Herbert Scott,(Carnegie Mellon)which I edited. My new book, Animalities, will be published in 2014 by Four Way Books.