~ The following appeared in The Floyd Press on September 29. 2011. At the UBAN Keep the Ban benefit concert, held at the Pine Tavern Pavilion on Friday, musician Ember Swift gave a looping demonstration, incorporating a “Keep the Ban” chant into the mix at the start of one of her engaging songs. Michael Kovick, [...]
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Archive for September, 2011
1. When I woke up Sunday morning after going out dancing two nights in a row and saw the wrist band around my wrist, I thought for a split second that maybe I’d been in the hospital. 2. It’s always good when I go dancing and apple picking and get a massage all in the [...]
Of all the apples I picked over the weekend, I like this one best. What goes around comes around.
~ The following was appeared in The Floyd Press on September 22, 2011 The new Plenty! Fresh Food Bank is located on Webbs Mill Road in the garage adjacent to the Plenty! office and Community Garden. The Food Bank will provide canned and fresh food to individuals and food pantries in Floyd in addition to [...]
Liam Busts a Move Bryce’s Halloween Boo Note: I received several requests last week for more pictures or videos starring the boys. These should bring on a smile. If they take too long to download here at the blog you can watch them at youtube HERE and HERE.
My weekend has gone at the speed of light with two dances at the Pine Tavern and three stories covered for the local paper. The Rhythm Fire dancers were busy too. The band pictured here is not Wildfire. It’s Wildlife. Other Sunday shadow shots are HERE.
Thanks to our tea party hostess Katherine and happy birthday to Jayn!
1. My favorite part of writing is when I start to like what I’m working on. I recently wrote such a good article on a green insulation company for Natural Awakenings magazine that I actually had them come out to give me an estimate on my own recommendation. 2. I spent the weekend working on [...]
Global Warming is hell to pay for the greedy business of self interest And constant economic growth is like a forest fire that some don’t want to put out ________________ Hell, lets just burn the whole place down and collect the insurance money Let’s buy up some stock in the funeral business Let’s pop a [...]
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on September 15, 2011 Floyd centenarian Effie Brown attended an exhibit of her hand-sewn quilts and quilt block designs at the Old Church Gallery on Saturday. Gallery director Catherine Pauley said that, along with Brown’s full-size quilts, the exhibit features close to 30 patchwork patterns [...]
Watch a video of the Back Porch Cloggers performing at Floyd’s Harvest Festival and County Fair HERE. Another of Bernie Coveney and Chris Luster entertaining fair attendees is HERE. Some of the above photos were published in this week’s local paper. That’s my friend Builder Bob in the blue ribbon photo.
1. Best line heard this week, spoken by a farmer: “Yeah, I have a PHD. It’s called a post hole digger.” 2. Joe and I went out for a drive the other night to look at the full moon and take pictures, but I couldn’t find the black camera case in the dark car at [...]
Moon hangs like a tack holding up the dark waiting to reveal heaven’s first act in a theater of late night drama ________________ ~ Colleen Redman
Fire Dancers from the Rhythm Fire Dance Company opened the show for 7 Walkers Thursday night below Dogtown’s Sun Hall in the Warren Lineberry Park. Led by teacher and Rhythm Fire Dance Company founder/director Ilima Ursomarso, the belly dancers, performed with fire cups, fire fans and fire sticks. Ilima danced with a fire hoop. [...]
I practically had a conversation with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. I mean I was that close and he smiled. And I never stopped smiling. Or dancing. In the spirit of Jerry Garcia and the rest of the “7 Walkers looking down from heaven” (taken from one of their new song’s lyrics), the band 7 [...]
1. You know you’ve been on the computer too long when you find yourself pointing and clicking your mouse in an effort to knock off a cobweb that’s hanging from the monitor. 2. Watching a hummingbird check out a pink plastic ball in our yard yesterday reminded me of the time a goat tried to [...]
They come to fill buckets and pans, canning jars, freezer bags, pie crusts, and always, the everwaiting tongue. They come to visit and eat, to sate the hungers of loneliness and body. Though we offer only blueberries, they come wanting more. They come from the American Dream—CEOs and wealthy realtors, two kids piling out of [...]