2. In the last couple of weeks I’ve heard (and danced to) live music by Love Farm, Mighty Shakey, Ember Swift and Boris Garica.
3. I was watching the PBS special “The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio” when a clip of Arnie (Woo Woo) Ginsberg broadcasting from the Surf Ballroom in Nantasket Beach, the town I grew up in and the place I used to dance every weekend, came on. Ginsberg was a well known Boston radio disc jockey I grew up with in the 60’s and 70’s who got his nickname from the train whistles and other sound effects he used on the radio.
4. Like a beach town in summer, our tourist season in the mountains is fall. Cars are crawling all over the Blue Ridge Parkway like ants, including mine.
5. Monday I had a Tai massage by a woman who is new to Floyd. She and her husband moved here from Japan because she was pregnant and didn’t want to expose herself and her baby to the radioactive fallout of Fukushima nuclear plant.
6. Love Farm on Oddfellas Cantina stage with a guest spoon player HERE.
7. We just got a new hand water pump. It wasn’t cheap, but it was a lot cheaper than solar panels we were looking into in order to be able to access our water “when the shift hits the fan.”
8. “America is far from broke. Our problem is too much money in the wrong places.” ~ Best selling author David Korten. Read Korten’s thoughts on what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want HERE.
9. “Occupy Wall Street has basically been a four week Downtown Manhattan live-in, causing the media to move its coverage dial from Blackout to Circus. Those are the only two settings they have.” ~ Jon Stewart
10. At the “Cliffs of Moher” (mother) we hiked and took in the breathtaking coastline view from very high up. Nearby was St. Bridget’s Well- a holy pilgrimage place of prayer that had such an effect on me that I wept. There was a gentle waterfall above the well and a passageway full of devotional items, momentums and pictures of loved ones. All through Ireland there are holy wells. The Irish recognize the sacredness of pure water and its connection with spirituality and healing. The drinking water was all good in Ireland, by the way. ~ Excerpt from my 1999 travelogue of Ireland.
12. Poet Wallace Stevens played Thirteen Thursday HERE.
11. I think we could have our own budding poet in the making in our 3 year old grandson. Me: Bryce, are you going to finish your brown rice? Bryce: Brown Rice and Bryce are the same. Me: Yes, they rhyme!
13. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Yoko Ono