If I must set an alarm – I hate having to – I choose to wake to music instead of a computer generated sound sample from my phone. I tried one of the iPhone samples once and woke to what I thought was an invasion of aliens. Not an easy entrance into the day. Recently, [...]
On Monday, we return to the complicated country of Italy, paradoxically so elegant and beautiful while so politically rough and – well – less than beautiful. And yet it continues to charm. Rhythms change from region to region, customs vary – sometimes dramatically. Salted bread? Unsalted bread? Fork and knife for pizza? Hands? A fork [...]
Just back from the magical Star Island ( http://starisland.org/ ) part of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. Writer’s in the Round – poets, songwriters – all meeting to cross-pollinate. It was my pleasure to be a facilitator – teaching is too strong a word. The great difference between this experience and previous songwriting [...]
I’m thinking of my sister Jane who would have been 51 today. And, of course, I think of my mum. Both gone. Both missed.
Lynn Miles – Downpour. I’ve been listening to this CD for a few weeks. It’s addicting. Every song is good – several are great. They make me want to put my guitar down and never again touch it. The only downside is that I wake with those songs in my head, not my own. This [...]
Set aside July 8th…The Company House. It’s important. Please check this link…. www.hillarysride.ca And dig deeper into this one: http://www.hillarysride.ca/about/hillary-werthmann-1983-2003/ Details to follow…
I’m returning from a great mystery that somehow involves the heaven and earth, belief and non-belief, proof and disproof..and a thousand other paradoxes. Some are ineffable, but they all swirl around loss. As personal, as individual as is loss, it runs through all our lives. My cat sleeps most of the day in the city but [...]