I must give a heartfelt thanks to everybody who was there, and I welcome all you new BAMBOO NATION readers who are now reading simply because I told you to and who are now unwittingly a part of my secret cabal. And guess who else was there? Literary and sociopolitical all-stars Felice Picano, Trebor Healy, and Angela Oh. And remember, every time you don't show up to a Prince Gomolvilas event, god kills a kitten.
Among the pieces I presented was a classic hilarious blog entry titled "I'm Not Going" that you can listen to right now. It deconstructs my unbecoming obsession with Jennifer Hudson and the movie version of Dreamgirls. Don't you love it already?
—Reporting From Glendale, California