A twenty degree angle, up from the east to the west. After 36 hours of fierce but invisible wind, the snow has begun. I’m relieved. ah, this year, this year. As I would with child coming down from his destructive tantrum, I want to dose this year with a well-laced hot toddy and tuck it firmly into … More Snowfall, December 2016.
Summer grows into Autumn. In two weeks I play cello for these, and for Gloria and the Oboe Concerto in F (more info here); it’s good to have such a soundtrack to live and work by. Thank you, Vivaldi, for composing this music 300 years ago. I listen to II mvt of the Oboe concerto as … More Vivaldi at August’s end
I stood grinning on a hill in the spring wind without the protection of my long winter coat and smelled the turning of the planet towards the sun. This Titanic winter season has run amok of the inevitable. As did the Titans when banished to the underworld and the unsinkable ship when torn by an … More Follow the loose rein
The clouds are pale indigo-violet, then a blustery bruised grey shot through with long warm lines of golden sunlight and rich blue – this sets the red reds and the yellow yellows and the living greens in brilliant, stop-in-your-tracks collaboration. I feel as though I’m watching the gods at play in a game where they … More in the dark of the moon
In the Pour House, just up from our funky B&B on St. George. Black & Tan is 3/4 gone, and the stained glass toucan in front of me smiles with greater and greater intention. He’s right – I want to say something. My sister just left after an excellent day &.5 of wandering together as … More Toucan
definition: the difference between what you believe and what someone else believes. The greater the difference, the more trouble you’re in. For humans (who should know better), there must also be a fairly strong element of denial involved to make this so. Example 1. (DISCLAIMER: this following does not refer to any specific event or … More trouble
Seems this is now a Friday morning ritual. Intentions: 1. figure out a way to sincerely compliment at least two of the most difficult people in my life. 2. find astonishment somewhere, try to articulate it. 3. daily ritual -clean at least one neglected thing. 4. admit to 3 colossally dumb things I’ve done in … More Friday Morning list