1. I got a Christmas ecard from Nancy Pelosi and one from the French Spa designer at Primland Resort. 2. I forgot today was Thursday because I forgot yesterday was Wednesday and that Tuesday was Tuesday and so on. 3. I love the name Yellow Dubmarine for THIS Beatles reggae tribute band that I found [...]
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Archive for December, 2011
The woodstove howls like a banshee for the copperhead I killed in the fall when it crawled from my dream into my kitchen and laid at the threshold of girl and crone The washing machine hums like a bard spins the tale of a black bear intruder that left paw prints in my [...]
At our annual Christmas Eve kahlua and cookie neighborhood open house, we swapped and talked, sipped and dipped and made merry. Joe got a cell phone soap on a rope and there was a talking toy parrot that used the f-word alot. I knew that my grandson Bryce (pictured behind his sister Kaylee) would [...]
A country Christmas in Floyd, Virginia. Merry Christmas to all!
1. This year’s interactive Christmas card HERE. 2. THIS is my current favorite Christmas song. 3. Floyd’s Heartsong singers, founded by my friend Rosemary, sing hymns and other songs (mostly spiritually comforting) to homebound and hospice people. Listen HERE. 4. “An economist says that essentially more for you is less for me, but the lover knows [...]
Sterling paddle dips through a veil of smoky mist a long legged crane sips _________________________ More dVerse poets at the Open Link Pub HERE.
Straight out of the Camera Sunday Shots
Language is a kind of math. One letter added or taken away can dramatically change an equation. Writing is a like a scientific experiment with millions of theories to test, millions of combinations to figure with millions of results. A finished poem is like a tested theory, a solved problem, one with a common denominator [...]
1. Check out THESE thirteen strangely different Christmas trees. 2. And THIS bizarre Christmas Card sent out by a Puerto Rican Mayor and his family. 3. Some people go to Florida to retire. Others go HERE. 4. Speaking of bizarre, I’m doing a story right now on an artist who uses red and white polka [...]
A clock is a man-made orbit that paces it’s own cage It’s round like a planet made in its image a mechanical nightingale of gilded numbers Alarm sounding Money counting Score keeping Beeping blinking Meter ticking Rat racing Fast pacing Yo yo yanking Bomb In every single home It’s ticking………… Like an [...]
Floyd, Virginia at sunrise. More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday shots HERE.
Floyd’s Winterfest Arts and Craft Festival is the Jacksonville Center’s oldest and the biggest yearly event. For years I was a Winterfest vendor, selling my sterling wire-wrap jewelry, and then later my books. I remember the early days of Winterfest before the art center’s dairy barn was renovated and before it had heat. The event [...]
1. I’ve been known to announce “I’m going out” with an English accent and in the manner of Peter Rabbit’s mother before I leave the house. 2. If I get a weird look I follow that by scolding, “Don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Your father had an accident and he was put in a [...]
When Jack Wall and Kamala Bauers first walked the 75-acre mountain property that would become the home of the Floyd EcoVillage, they saw the site as an opportunity to fulfill their shared vision of living off the land with others in a multi-generational intentional community focused on energy efficiency and sustainable agriculture. The couple’s interests [...]