Capsized moon stranded in a sea of blue floats like a buoy to the shore from the deep end of the day _____________Colleen Redman____ More dVerse poets sharing an open link pub HERE.
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Archive for January, 2012
Big hair, MTV and mothering babies. That’s what the 80’s were to me. And then came a move to the country, a first marriage ended and a new love was found. It was a time for community, for creating our own celebrations, for home-made, home-schooled and the harmonic convergence. We learned to grow and preserve [...]
The above first appeared in The Floyd Press newspaper on January 26, 2012. “Scenes from Behind the Wall” is a historic photography exhibit with a Floyd connection. Scheduled to open on February 4th at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, the exhibit features images of East Germany, taken by Helmut Brinkman and Page Chichester just [...]
Practice Run How is this Done? The Run Around We All Fall Down The Static Cling of Fling _________________________ Shadow Shot Sunday
Last night the moon looked like a Mona Lisa smile with Venus as the unblinking part of a wink.
1. A California mayor says piped in recorded birdsong has lowered crime in his city. 2. A crow goes sledding HERE. You have to see it to believe it. 3. Seen on Facebook next to a picture of Gingrich: Family Values – Using daughters from your first wife to convince everyone that your second wife [...]
The blue afternoon sky was like a NASCAR race track full of white smoky trails. By evening there were lots of comments on Facebook reporting everything from the aura borealis to chemtrails. My neighbor called at sunset and told me to go look because there was a strange glowing triangle hanging low. I caught a glimpse through [...]
Another highlight of the Ketch and Critter show at the Floyd Country Store last weekend was the deep dish home-made apple pie that I had during intermission. It was so good, heated and served with vanilla ice cream that I stopped to get another slice to-go when I was in town on Sunday dropping off [...]
I try not to put demands on the day or dictate my thoughts I don’t want the first thing I remember to be the last thing I worried about last night I make a choice to wake up or fall back to sleep Fragmented dreams offer no depth of meaning to [...]
There’s still time to see the 7th Annual Youth & Student Art Exhibit at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts. The show, which showcases the talent and creativity of the youth in the Floyd community, is up until January 28. Blue Mountain and Floyd County Schools are well represented. Winter hours at the center are [...]
1. Last time I cried: Monday night while listening to Smokey Robinson sing (Abraham Martin John and Bobby) about the assassination of so many of our treasured leaders at the White House Celebration of the Civil Rights movement, aired on PBS for Martin Luther King Day. 2. On the same night I laughed uncontrollably watching [...]
What can I say? They’re hippie, hick, old-time, hobo troubadour and a little punk all at once. They’ve played their Appalachian fiddle tunes, folk songs and jug band blues at the Grand Ole Opry, on Austin City Limits, Late Night with Conan and Prairie Home Companion. They opened for Dolly Parton, were personally invited by [...]
The following year review was done by excerpting the first line or two in one post of each month from last year. You can click on the name of the month for a full accounting. January: Stuffy nose. New purple robe. Warm weather repose. I’m planted on the porch like a seed craving sun with [...]
Red and Ready.
Mighty Shakey played at the UBAN dance benefit to Keep the Ban on Uranium mining in VA at Dogtown/Sun Music Hall in Floyd. Watch a Shadow Shot Sunday video HERE a blues number HERE and Michael and Kari Kovick singing Michael’s new song about clean water HERE.
~ The following appeared in The Floyd Press on January 5, 2012. Laurelsong Cook Staengl communed with nature by painting it. Her large-as-life vibrant acrylic and watercolor paintings of marine life, wildlife and people “call forth the energies of healing and spirit,” said the artist, who passed away at her home on Winter Solstice Eve, [...]
1. THIS is what happens when you give thousands of kids thousands of stickers. 2. Interesting that as the globe is literally heating up and the people on it are heating up too, protesting injustices here and worldwide. 3. If tingle is a quieter version of jingle, is tangle less mangled than jangle? 4. I [...]