Special THANKS and GOOD LUCK to Emily Brass (on the right) who has been raising the Floyd vibration with her music for many years and has been an invaluable member of our community newsletter (Museletter) layout staff. Emily, a social/political activist, is moving back to her hometown city of Montreal where she will be attending [...]
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Archive for March, 2009
On Sunday the daffodils turned their happy faces towards the sun, showing no sign of hangovers from the previous day’s constant rain. I passed a bed of them in front of the Jacksonville Center barn on my way to the second annual Empty Bowls, an international project to fight hunger, brought to Floyd by potter [...]
Spring sky wept into overwhelmed puddles Hooded jonquils huddled like drunks at a bar
~ The following was published in the Floyd Press news insert “Know Your County” on March 26, 2009. The Seed Swap held at the Floyd Country Store on a recent Saturday was an encouraging start to making the event a yearly tradition. At the height of the two hour swap as many as thirty gardening [...]
1. This is my 180th Thirteen Thursday, so last week when I posted my 179th on Wednesday thinking it was Thursday, I blamed it on old age. 2. I also had jet lag. But I had no such excuse when I posted THIS 13 Thursday on Friday because on Thursday I forgot what day it [...]
Grandkids Rock There’s No Place Like Om Flight or Fright A Penny for Your Thoughts
While Joe prepares the vegetable beds, tilling in manure, I’m busy raking out my flower gardens, shamed to do so by the crocus blossoms peeking through last fall’s dropped leaves. When it comes to our garden, Joe’s better at starting it. I’m good with the follow through, the planting and tending. My garden focus starts [...]
The Rubik Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Abraham Wolf Cherrix told the overflow crowd at March’s Spoken Word night at the Café del Sol. Wolf followed that comment by announcing he would solve the puzzle in less than 3 minutes for his open mic reading [...]
I’m standing on a patch of spring grass in the park with the sun on my back, pushing my 10 month old grandson Bryce in a swing. Little children are running around. Bryce giggles and kicks. Swinging high, he makes a funny face, has to catch his breath in the wind. I’m swinging my grandson [...]
Crowned Oracle At the Lover’s Threshold Spring is Her Open Doorway The Empress represents the Earth Mother, an abundance of the feminine nature of creation and nourishment. ~ From the Motherpeace Tarot.
1. In addition to Floyd’s new literary and art magazine. Floyd County Moonshine, we also now have the Republic of Floyd (featuring the Floyd Enquirer), which spoofsayer Tom Ryan has coined as a “literary enema.” Tom writes about the lighter side of Floyd with a bite. See HERE. 2. Talk Show Host Bonnie Hunt has [...]
My Grandmother came to America to be a servant … and then have 11 children for the Catholic Church … “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” ~ From a 2007 Poetry Reading where I make use of an Irish brogue while reading my poem, titled “My Grandmother’s Brouge.” Hear it HERE. Although writing language down can [...]
1. Dunes and Dudes 2. Sleeps Like a Log 3. Couple’s Only 4. Beach Attire
Here in Hull at my mother’s house, the landmarks of my life are the pieces of litter I pass on my daily beach walks that have been washed up from winter storms – the plastic dish detergent buoy, a single abandoned Christmas tree, an array of lost and tattered toys, cups, shoes, and gloves. From [...]
My very first blog entry appeared online on March 12, 2005. In honor of that I’m posting a collection of excerpts on blogging from entries written over the past four years. ——————————————– When something exciting happens and my husband Joe hears me say, “Now that’s something to write home about!” he knows it means I’m [...]
1. Snow looks out of place on a sandy beach and some sand on beaches looks like snow. 2. Sometimes while driving downhill on the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, my car feels like a pin ball falling down the bottom of the game. Then, as if being flicked by a flipper, I’m back climbing up [...]
Glow Tide Speed Bump Soda Pop Surfing a Virtual Net Post note: Nantasket Beach Walk #1 can be found HERE.
1. The Audience 2. The Peanut Gallery 3. The Judges Post notes: Just another Sunday afternoon at my mom’s house in Hull, Massachusetts. Pick your favorite American I’dHull performance HERE.