Posts with tag: people

Mom & Dad & Me & Stephen

Today is my mom and dad’s 61st wedding anniversary. Two years since mom passed.

Dad, Mom, Me and my little brother Stephen.

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.

∽ Gustave Mahler (1860-1911)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district.

This woman should be the President of the United States.

If we survive the malice and incompetence of Donald Trump and the Republican party, one day she will be.

This is not new, and that is the problem. Mr. Yoho

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Annie Ross has Passed

Annie soars over all these tracks.

When Joe Williams joins in on Everyday I Have the Blues, chills.
Annie Ross’s vibrato mimicking the lead trumpet shakes defined the sound.
Swinging so hard.


Rough and Rowdy Ways

Another triumph for Bob Dylan. This album is very, very, very good.

Now playing on repeat.

Got a tell-tale heart like Mr. Poe
Got skeletons in the walls of people you know
I’ll drink to the truth and the things

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Happy 4th of July

Bald Eagle, Kyra Mills, 2020
Bald Eagle, Kyra Mills, 2020

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”

—Stephen King

Thanks to Kyra Mills for sharing her beautiful artwork.


Color Joy

watercolor of fox
Fox, Kyra Mills, 2020

We all have talented people in our lives. I feel particularly lucky to know so many. Musicians, artists, poets, healers. All of them making my life richer by association.

Recently, a friend of mine began painting with watercolors and sharing … the rest “Color Joy”


Return

desert mountain road
Photo by Kyle Glenn.

I love my dad for a number of reasons. Here’s one of them.

I’ve been thinking recently about returning to live in Lawrence, Kansas. I went to college there and ended up staying for over twenty-five years. I’ve had a … the rest “Return”


I spoke with my former band director Jim Swiggart from Hutchinson, KS on the phone today. What a pleasure! He’s 80 years old and still consulting for high school band programs around his state of Arkansas!


Eva did a photo shoot of Marilyn today.

Marilyn with oranges
All the oranges.

A group of Dorothys.
Sky Ryders in Whitewater, WI c.1985

Take Dorothy away from Kansas for too long and eventually this is going to happen.


The nicest gifts

Taper candle with books and pen
Calming light.

…are the simplest ones.

I received a gift of this candle holder made by my friend Leslie. I keep it on the little table next to my reading chair.

The idea of reading by candlelight is appealing and romantic but … the rest “The nicest gifts”


Graphic

Hope Sandoval
Sing to me.

Last night, I dreamed that Hope Sandoval was at the end of the couch reading a book. When I sat down, she put her bare feet under my thigh to warm them up.

It was a really good dream, and … the rest “Graphic”