1. I like to give names to the unreachable scenery I spot while driving, like the group of cows grazing in front of an old abandoned school bus that I saw last week and named “A School of Cows.” 2. Longevity, it’s not all about broccoli and it turns out that cheerful, optimistic children are [...]
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Archive for March, 2011
The first thing I said to Joe when I woke up Sunday morning was ‘What would we do without water?’ He answered, “Shrivel up and die,” as I took a big gulp from the cup on the bedside table. Later in the morning, while drinking my tea, a thought ran through my mind: would I [...]
Winter and Spring converge. Watch the video HERE.
The above photos were taken during the week when the weather was nice. Watch a video HERE.
~ The following previously appeared in the fall issue of All About Her, a regional newspaper insert. At a Friday Night Jamboree jam on a sidewalk in Floyd last spring, musician Tina Liza Jones proudly showed off her guitar to friends. She beamed as she explained that she had waited 23 years for the rare [...]
1. I want a bumper sticker that says “I Brake for Poetry.” 2. Poetry is the cherry on the cake of literature. ~ Liz Smith 3. Where do poems come from: I was walking across my living room to shut out a light and as I clicked it off, the phrase “Paper Cut” lit up [...]
“I’m so tired of being me,” I heard myself say. In that moment it was true. It was more of an observation than it was a complaint, but it was a complaint too, not so unlike saying ‘I’m so tired of sweeping the kitchen floor, over and over and over.’ My kitchen floor is getting [...]
Bare bulb dangles from night’s dark ceiling Suspects give up secrets Lovers steal looks
~ The following first appeared in The Floyd Press on March 16, 2011. The Kind, celebrated its 25 year milestone anniversary at the Pine Tavern pavilion Saturday night. This popular jam band has a following of fans from all over the New River Valley, including many from Floyd and some who have been attending gigs [...]
1. So I had just seen “The Shipping News,” the movie where Kevin Spacey plays a man thrown into a job as a newspaper reporter covering shipping news and car accidents in Newfoundland. The next morning I was on my way to do an interview for a story on a small family farm for the [...]
Wordless Wednesday HERE.
I’m working on St. Patrick’s Day (supporting an adult with disabilities), so the extent of my celebratory wearing of green will likely be the two green wristbands from the two bands I saw perform this weekend. I earned the first one Friday night at Dogtown Roadhouse where I heard Paleface perform and fantasized them singing [...]
~ The following was published in the Floyd Press on March 10, 2011. Decked out in glitter, beads and feathers, about 250 people celebrated the second annual Mardi Gras Ball at the Dogtown Roadhouse/Sun Music Hall Saturday night. The Ball was a fundraiser to benefit Blue Mountain School, Floyd’s independent school off Christiansburg Pike, soon [...]
1. “Thou shalt not kill” – or the Buddhist version “Abstain from killing” is a fine moral guideline for human society. It’s non-sensical when applied to the natural world. … Life is literally a process of one creature eating another, whether it’s bacteria breaking down plants or animals, plants strangling each other, animals going for [...]