Besides eating Thanksgiving turkey at a Zephyr Farm potluck, we played a rousing game of Taboo. We lined up in the kitchen at Amy, Rowan, and Zeph’s house for Vietnamese pho soup. One beautiful bowl of pho begged to be photographed. We visited six hands of the Sixteen Hands Studio Tour at Donna Polseno and [...]
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Archive for November, 2009
When Joe and I were down the mountain in Roanoke babysitting Bryce this week, we had lunch at Local Roots Café, a farm-to-table gourmet good restaurant on Grandin Road. Bryce was napping when we carried him in. He sweetly woke to find himself in a new environment where he promptly set about to wield a [...]
1. It was an honor to receive an email from long time blog friend Pearl telling me that she had written a poem about me. It’s HERE. 2. Joe and I were watching Saturday Night Live last weekend when he surprised me by asking in all seriousness, “So who are they going to get to [...]
We’re at Bryce’s house today. See HERE.
Question mark moon Each star is a period in the lyrical miracle of the story eternal
If you wait long enough styles come back, so do blog posts. It seems that yesterday’s meme “One of These Things is Not Like the Other” was called “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” when I played it back in October and November 2005, and was called “Truth or Lies” when I played it in January [...]
A Meme about me, first seen at The Chrysalis Stage: All of the below statements are true, except for one. You’re job is to tell me in a comment which ones you have in common with me and which one you think I didn’t do. 1. I have had a job as a night watchman [...]
1. While driving home in the rain on the Blue Ridge Parkway at night after babysitting Bryce, I saw three possums, the one that made a car swerve and almost cause a three car accident, the one I later ran over, and the one that happily got away. 2. I saw geese flying in V [...]
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on October 15, 2009. At Camp Treehouse West children who have lost a loved one learn that they aren’t alone. Hosted by Carilion Clinic Hospice, this year’s 8th annual day camp was held at Camp Powhatan in Pulaski County on October 3rd. Serving Floyd, Radford, [...]
Loose Leaf Life So Far Owner’s Manual
~ Joe came home from giving a presentation on mindfulness at a Virginia Counselors Association Conference all excited about the Feingold Diet (an anti-additive diet) as a hopeful mental health component to help get school kids off drugs for attention-deficit disorder. ~ I had a set-back in the form of the first (simple partial) seizure [...]
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on 11/12/09 Florence Rewinski’s interest in healthcare reform hit home this summer when she underwent an unexpected major surgery. Single and uninsured, Rewinski felt healthy one day, the next she was saddled with medical bills. “I’ve had insurance in the past but it was cost [...]
1. Sometimes I feel like a “Talking Head” who has “Stopped Making Sense.” 2. Speaking of Talking Heads, David Byrne’s latest blog entry is called “Internet Anti-Christ.” He makes this point: I see that in my lifetime I will witness the end of books, or most of them, physical copies of recorded music and probably [...]
This is the part of our café Scrabble game where Mara jumps up on the chair and gives Rosemary, who has a headache, a massage, and then Rosemary calls Mara a “Nutcracker” and I crack up. Note: Click and scroll HERE for more Scrabble pictures and antics.
First Santa Sighting Have a Ball at the Mall ‘Twas the Month before Christmas and All Through the House…. Story time is HERE.
After a few packed weekends full of back-to-back activities – hiking and staying overnight at a B&B with my friend Alwyn, covering Floyd’s 350 Climate Change Action and first annual Eco-Fair, dancing to the Kind for Halloween at the Pine, attending my woman’s dialogue, spoken word night, and more – it felt good to have [...]
~The following recently appeared in All About HER, a regional quarterly insert of The Floyd Press and other area newspapers. Enter quietly … A place for meditation and contemplation … reads the chalkboard easel in front of the Living Light Center in Floyd. Inside the spacious main room, incense burns, soft music plays, and a [...]
1. A Watered Down Version of Trees 2. Tunnel Vision 3. Tangled up in Blue 4. Honks for Food Note: A short video revealing the tops of the watered down trees is HERE.