You're Just Jealous

Adventures in Art School

Lori Covington

Lori Covington
Oakland, California, USA
December 31
Two wandering southerners --a neurotic Texan bearing a keen resemblance to Vivien Leigh and a close-mouthed Mississippi sailor with a thing for long-legged beauties, stole me from a red-headed alien who, having laid me on my woven baby blanket under a palm tree at the Alameda Naval Station, was splashing in the cool, funky waters of San Francisco Bay with a seal lion named Frank. Assuring themselves that "it was for the best", the southerners transported me first to San Diego, where a goat ate my stroller, to Florida, where I attempted to eat a frog...


DECEMBER 18, 2013 11:01AM

Bracelet in woven bronze

DECEMBER 18, 2013 10:57AM

Illuminated "M"

DECEMBER 18, 2013 10:54AM

Dancing Church & Watchful Peacock

DECEMBER 18, 2013 10:53AM

Silver ring

DECEMBER 1, 2013 7:24AM

still doesn't work

well, it doesn't last. rats and begorrah. who has time to screw around with ipad OS interfaces? Not me, I guess.

Is it possible? Have I cracked the code? Or just cracked up?

 So far, so good. The photos have stayed pasted into the blog. It may be too soon for rejoicing or even a good gloat, but then again, it may be some time before I get the chance to thoroughly… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 4:22PM

Illuminated letter M

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 4:20PM

wabi bracelet

NOVEMBER 20, 2013 2:05PM


Some waters flow only in cold seasons
some burdens should not be carried alone
but I was there; we chinked the stone
rejoiced when the trickle began
danced at the breaking of the dam

tears can wash free unbearable pain
waters of rebirth and consecration
don't think you… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 10, 2013 3:20AM

Crabapple Hearts

The courtyard wall bevelled in sharp flints
wet-black branches drooping
clustered with crimson crabapple hearts
glowing, haloed, burning holes
in the dim vellum autumnal light

A passage of stones
moulded to the curving human sole
rain gleaming dark from foot-worn hollows
rain enclosing 
OCTOBER 29, 2013 6:12PM

Penelope, the Faithful

He said he'd return
but he didn't say when
even I could see the voyage was ambitious
tuns of wine, provisions stacked
hundreds of players and mountains of sail
at the time, it didn't matter, I was
just glad to see him go

but who expects live burial?
OCTOBER 25, 2013 3:56PM

Making Love and Being Considerate

The problem with sex is that some people want it more than others. And some people want different things than their partners. And sometimes, one partner doesn't really get that the other isn't really into whatever it is, and just forges ahead, while the other partner tries to be tolerant.… Read full post »

Reviewing mistakes is part of life, which is a damned shame, as it means the's no escape from regret, embarrassment and the aforementioned shame. It's a nuisance. It's avoidable, sure. But I think it's necessary to look back in order to move forward with a bit more grace, maybe even fewer… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2013 4:35AM

Winterbourne II

You say I've grown cold
I'm a difficult woman to know
I've been with you
an open stream bed
dry in our season, stony
easy to follow
now, rushing with soft water
swift, too tumultuous for you
you cannot ford my depths

I can't stop to carry you
Stand on… Read full post »
JULY 22, 2013 6:51AM

On Benitses Bay

I climb the the twist of baked blue metal so steep
the first ten times left me fist-clenched, shaking
slip the key into a sun blazed door and turn it open
step the airy narrow-dim hall
dripping from my hair, my suit, a briny leaving
cross water-green tiles, heavy as… Read full post »
JULY 20, 2013 7:28AM

The Fisher (2)

He stands steady in the small craft 
its hull striped white between tidy bars of red and blue
still at the bight, he leans upward to the dock
a 60 year old man, stooping and stretching, strong
reaching for a hillock at the rubbled slip
a cowslip-yellow net piled and… Read full post »
MAY 17, 2013 10:03AM

Don't be jealous

Woke up this morning so scattered and anxious, heart pounding and too many things in mind. The perfect day for some meditation and qigong--it's been way too long. 

 Even when you're right where you want to be, sometimes it's hard to stay focused on what's important... Read full post »

paper wrist wrapper

this is what happens when I can't get into the metal shop


Finally, my login works on Salon! I had just about given up.


So, quick update, on my way to the dining hall...The change in my blog comes from a change in my life--a tour in the UK at a private art college. Oh, yeah.


Classes in jewelry and… Read full post »

 My free ebook, Beating Poverty has been put online by the S.F. Homeless Resource. I am so glad! You can read it there... Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 20, 2012 8:34PM

unemployment, underemployment and poverty

I recently took a job as an employment counselor in a small town in southwest Nova Scotia. I was hired just as the "major" employer in town, a mill with a workforce of 300, pulled its annual, "we're gonna shut down the mill if you don't give us everything we want,"… Read full post »

If you're getting married or contemplating an approaching anniversary,
 you've probably been looking in jewelry store windows for the perfect
diamond jewelry. And why not? Since time immemorial, diamonds have
been a symbol of undying love.

Well, actually that isn't true. In fact, it's a falseho… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2011 2:29PM

The Toshiba Time-Bomb

This is old news, but then again, this is an old computer.  Weighing nearly ten pounds, it rests lumpily on my lap. This Toshiba and I have been through thick and thin together ever since Mike lugged it home from some business trip. Yeah, we needed another laptop, since the plug… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2011 2:12PM

A Toshiba Keyboard Issue

I hate this thing that my Toshiba laptop does. I don't even know what to call it, but if someone out there recognizes the behavior and can give me a verb for it, I'd appreciate it, because then I might be able to call Toshiba, tell them the problem, and eventually… Read full post »