One Day at a Time

“The way that you make it, that’s the way it will be…” -Gillian Welch and David Rawlings I have to chill. I really, really have to chill. Everything changes, like the seasons. Perhaps things are just getting shaken loose this fall. Boy howdy do I have a temper on me these days. What’s it mean?Continue reading “One Day at a Time”

“Behaving”

Nobody quite compares to Bonnie Raitt. She walked the line so well, and with such courage and commitment to her craft.  Growing patience is like trying to catch moonlight in a jar. You may think you’ve made some progress, but when you open the proverbial lid, there’s nothing there. How to surrender to what is…surrenderingContinue reading ““Behaving””

Fun in the Void

You are as divine as you believe yourself to be.  Everything you do is evil to somebody. Perhaps you never grew up. Perhaps you never took the time to see the wonder of all things, the beauty inherent in everyone. Or perhaps you saw too clearly…Did you bury your darkness or did you wear itContinue reading “Fun in the Void”

Sugar and Cheese Monster

Think it’s high time I cut some of the sugar out of my diet. I’ve been subsisting lately on cheese and almond joy candy bars, hardly a well-rounded diet. Speaking of sugar and cheese, I’m currently watching a Will Ferrell movie with the boyfriend. I’d never seen “Step Brothers” before. I am somewhat surprised toContinue reading “Sugar and Cheese Monster”

‘Tis a Gift To Be Simple

I’ve had Dolly Parton on the mind a lot lately. Her and Brandi Carlile. I am working on developing my musical voice, the kind of platform I want to stand on, musically.  Country music is such an interesting retainer for storytelling. It’s an interesting paradox, that it can be simultaneously so straightforward and so profound.Continue reading “‘Tis a Gift To Be Simple”

love, terror, and waffle fries

All day, every day, I have dichotomies on the brain…good/evil, tenderness/violence, liberal/conservative, past/future, William Blake’s love/terror… I was thinking of love and terror as I ate gorgonzola waffle fries this evening. They say anger is a fear response, and I’ve been feeling very angry lately. I am cumbersome with it—it is awkward for me toContinue reading “love, terror, and waffle fries”

Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary

I’ve been thinking about Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting a lot today for some reason. I’ve always taken it as a very somber reflection of the horrors of humanity, but upon looking at it today, it really is a very silly little caricature of a face. That might be a blasphemous attitude to take regardingContinue reading “Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary”

Letting Go…

Letting go of control…the idea that I have any semblance of control at all over my fate…accepting whatever “is” and letting go of all the rest… I think it was Neko Case who once said Nature is a control freak. I think it’s funny when we personify nature like that. Like, you’d think she wouldContinue reading “Letting Go…”

Feed Yourself First

“Be yourself—everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde It seems like there is a maze between my heart and my mouth. I am learning to navigate it daily, how to chart it faithfully and compassionately, without judgement towards myself. There is a powerful light inside me, but powerful darkness too.  I ate a good dinnerContinue reading “Feed Yourself First”