worth saving.

During the Second World War, Winston Churchill’s finance minister said Britain should cut arts funding to support the war effort. Churchill’s response: “Then what are we fighting for?” I've been thinking a lot about that lately.  What I'm doing.  What we're all doing.  What's worth fighting for.  What fighting looks like.  What government looks like. … Continue reading worth saving.

why is my house all the way over…

Some things I just want to share... [this song.]   [this hilarity.]   [a star wars photo.] i just think this is so hilarious. boba fett and darth vader gossiping over coffee, r2d2 looking on disapprovingly and leia checking her texts. just another typical day in the galaxy.   [and this song.]   [oh, look! … Continue reading why is my house all the way over…

The Pole Pedal Paddle: A Story.

Once upon there was a great team named, "Two Boobs and a Beard." [not shown... yet.] One delightfully sunny, yet still a bit cold, morning, the team was separated by a huge mountain.  The boobs part of the team [renamed, "The Black Widow"] had to ski down three miles of icy snow to get to… Continue reading The Pole Pedal Paddle: A Story.

ah-mazing/slightly depressing things.

Well, as the title promises, I must show you these ah-mazing/slightly depressing [with a sprankle of morbidity] things. The first is something I found on my incredible friend, Lisa's Facebook.  I don't know how I missed this before now.  It was posted in 2007 and it's in an album called, "How I Will Die." Ummmmmm.......… Continue reading ah-mazing/slightly depressing things.

without blinding. without exposing.

The light of the 6 o'clock hour in Jackson is just gorgeous.  I stepped outside and walked a few steps before actually saying, "This is gorgeous." It is bright without blinding.  Light without exposing.  It is so still.  So right. And cold. It feels as though the light of the day has been frozen and… Continue reading without blinding. without exposing.

reinstated.

When I lived in Yosemite [the 2008 time], we instated the "One Song Dance Party".  It was only one song, and it had to happen every night.  It was glorious. Some people would just be sitting at the kitchen table, watching... laughing... And then there we'd be... dancing, smiling, laughing... sweating... It looked something like… Continue reading reinstated.

soundtrack this.

'Tis the season for music. Christmas Music -- YES.  [and, boy, do i love it.]  But, other music as well. People are gathering: celebrating their fondness for each other, celebrating their love, celebrating a cause, celebrating a hobby, celebrating smiles, celebrating family, celebrating giving, celebrating faith, celebrating someone, celebrating a community, celebrating.  Celebrate good times...… Continue reading soundtrack this.

that whole reading/reader situation.

My dear Dabney sent this to me today: http://thebookspy.blogspot.com/ I love it. The site documents what people spotted in subways are reading and give projections about that whole reading/reader situation happening. It kinda made me miss Australia; where I rode a train constantly and always had a book in hand.  [or at least bag.]  And… Continue reading that whole reading/reader situation.

something horrible happened in the bathroom…

I feel like I could write a novel about my trip to Las Vegas this past weekend. My friends Emma and Trask got married.  WHOA. They decided about a week before Saturday that they wanted to get married and do it in Vegas.  Originally, they wanted to get married in Vegas because there would be… Continue reading something horrible happened in the bathroom…

since i was twelve.

Okay, I'm reusing my post from last Halloween... - Why can’t witches get pregnant? - I dunno, Mom… Why? - Because warlocks have hollow-weenies! [out of the 500 times i've heard this joke, i bet i hear the punch line about 25% of the time... the other 75%, she's laughing too hard to deliver it. … Continue reading since i was twelve.