Archive for June, 2011

Let us all pause to contemplate beauty in our own yard

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Side yard – Queen Palm

Office window back side



Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Why are do they have to crunch when you pick them up to flush them down the toilet? What good is that hard shell doing for them anyway? Makes no sense.

Spoonfed foolishness

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I wonder how many kids in the world out there get to be spoonfed by a world class clarinetist? Evan Christopher stopped by last night to bring Tin a book – Eric Carlisle’s The Foolish Tortoise, we love Carlisle for his prose and his illustrations – he writes very sensuous and moving stories.

Tin was coming off a rough few days where a tooth he is cutting sparked fever, tantrums and an overall up and down roller coaster of emotion. He was happy to see Evan and Nina though and even happier when Evan sat at the keyboard and added music to the Turtle story (which prompted me to keep looking at the book to see if there was music written in it because Evan certainly was able to sync a story and improvised music with nary a blink).

To be young and have the world on a string, on a string, and be spoonfed a story of a turtle who foolishly leaves his shell behind to encounter adventure, but soon reclaims it and says goodnight, goodnight LaLa, goodnight music, goodnight foolishness.

I know I do but…

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A good friend who is very attractive told me that I look like a lesbian with my hair short. Another friend told me I should have responded, “I know I am but what are you?”

To which I have this to respond, if your good friend who is attractive tells you your haircut is not attractive on you, I think you pay heed. What did I do? I called my stylist immediately and got an appointment – to actually make it shorter mind you – because I admit and confess that I am simply incapable of styling my own hair. Admit your weaknesses and move onto the next item.


Does quality dissipate when spread thin?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

If I tweet, text and Facebook, blog, and keep other blogs, twitter accounts, and the rest does that mean the quality of my missive goes down exponentially or does the ability to navigate through all of these mediums make you more adept at getting heard?

I’d answer but I’m in a stupor from being in front of so many possible screens.

Little man

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Tin has been sick the past couple of days and last night had a fever – he was so mellow and cuddly that we both kept taking a double take on him. I certainly like his little active self even if he is hard to cuddle. This morning he was cracking up and saying, “I’m funny,” to which I told him, if you do say so yourself.

Then I saw a good friend of mine who is quite attractive who told me my hair makes me look like a lesbian. A friend said you should have responded, “I know I am but what are you?


Doing the work you love

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Yesterday, I was speaking to a woman who started her own business teaching inner city kids how to run and cook at a restaurant. She said that she still wakes up in the middle of the night with ideas. So this morning when I woke at 4 am and came up to my computer to get some work done that was tumbling around my head I realized I was back in the saddle again.

In the meantime, because enough is not enough, I also had some of my volunteer work on my mind as well. My horoscope this morning is a crack up:


June 29, 2011

  1. TaurusTaurus (4/20-5/20)


    As this day moves forward, you will feel more and more connected to the people around you. So if you are going to be in any type of crowded environment today, try to make it happen as late in the day as possible. That way, instead of potentially being overwhelmed by all the diverse energy around you, you’ll feel energized. Being closely tied to your community can give you a significant sense of yourself, so consider stepping into a small volunteer role.


Buy this chapbook!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Bill Lavender has a new chapbook out and it cost – $10 – JFC? – what goes on? $10 – you should buy 3 of them. Right now. There are 36 pages, which means it is 27 cents a page, and I’m not sure of the poem count but I can tell you that let’s just say there is a poem every two pages that means you get a poem for 55 cents each.

Fifty five cents for a poem. Can’t beat it with a stick.

Tweet Deck

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Just downloaded Tweet Deck which is helping me manage multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts; EXCEPT I couldn’t load the second FB account and I can’t get the blinking Connecting to Facebook pop up to quit doing that! Annoying as hell. What’s even more annoying is not being able to figure out how to contact them to ask these questions that are not listed under the FAT (that is right – frequently asked tweets – I coined it here! – remember that).

It’s all moving so fast

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Ah ha, just the way I like it.