Blindsided by music

The following outpouring brought on by watching Emily dance unreservedly to Clementine by Pink Martini. If I ever get my video rendering capabilities up to snuff I’ll post a link here. Just trust me-it is 7 year old interpretive dance at its best. You know-remember how YOU felt being seven …

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. ~Bertold Brecht

I’m going to start with the happy first. I don’t want to start with the sad or I’ll write two lines and stop. It’s been too long since I’ve been here! I’ve been writing in my private journal and writing papers. Lots of papers. I haven’t written papers, well since …

The sun upon all things that grow, Falls in sleepy streams~Yeats

And it’s been another while. I’m not entirely sure why. Some of it is just life and a lot to do and keep track of. Some is just …well I hope it doesn’t mean I’ve lost the urge to write. I hope it simply means that this is a “…sea-change/Into …

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep

~Ralph Waldo Emerson Lord what a day. The Family care committee put the food boxen together today. 11 families 2 big boxen of cans and dry foods and one giant bag of frozen foods of various types each. And each family got gifts for all their kids. It was cool. …

“Adversity is the first path to truth.”

~Byron I think I’m about to hit the library again and pick up some Romantics. It’s time to revisit them and other Victorian writing. I disliked many of the Victorians in graduate school, which was rather heretical. I spent my time either with Chaucer or Shakespeare or in later ages …

Pies and Possession

3 pies today and a demon possession. First the pie recipe. It’s good.. Maple Syrup Pecan Pie Ingredients: 1 crust (single) 3 eggs .5 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup maple syrup, pure 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups pecans, coarsely …

Velvet and Denim

I’ll never understand how they do it. There’s a way they all kind of look. Their hair a certain set of styles. Their jeans a certain type–not too wide, not too low, not too tight. They don’t have ragged cuticles and probably get their nails done weekly. They have bodies …

The Soundtrack of Childhood

Not much of a thought tonight because the Bean has come down with a very sad stomach ache. The kind which makes what comes out of her very surprising and upsetting. The kind that requires two baths. I’ve been singing songs and rocking her then laying down with her and …

Christ of the Ozarks

Argh. I’ve spent the last um, two hours trying to find out how to embed a flickr slide show in this wordpress blog. No dice. So, I’ll post a picture here and and you can go look at the others here: Eureka Springs Trip It wasn’t an easy trip, since …