There isn't enough dancing on this blog. I've just noticed that. No blog of mine is complete without plenty of dancing. So I'm about to remedy that situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsS7B8nyw5Y Quite possibly my favorite Fred and Ginger routine. Although that's saying a mouthful. They're just having so much fun. I love listening to them giggle. And … Continue reading Even if One’s Partner is Barely Tolerable.
Today I thought I'd share some music with you. I've been listening to White Lies' new album, "Friends," basically on a loop for weeks now. It plays around with themes of love and trust, and does so with a magnificent eighties vibe. https://open.spotify.com/album/6Ws6rLiO8SghbTGHyHg7UJ My particular favorite songs happen to be "Morning in LA," "Summer Didn't … Continue reading Themes of Love and Trust.
As you've probably guessed from the title, I'm doing a lot of rewriting these days... There's my NaNovel from last November, which is slowly and rather unsurely making its way toward becoming a decent second draft. And then there is my Future Learn class, "Start Writing Fiction," which I wrote about last week. One of … Continue reading Rewriting the Heck out of Stuff.
Inspiration has been at a low ebb lately. The last month or so has been full of troubling issues with my extended family, which have been making my life more about "keepin' on keepin' on" than bounding along the mountaintops. Not that it has been all bad, of course. There is still plenty of loveliness … Continue reading If We Faint Not.
So, I've started another Future Learn course. This one is called "Start Writing Fiction," and even though technically I started writing fiction a long time ago, I'm super excited to see where it takes me. The first exercise we did was to write a short paragraph containing two elements of fact, and one of fiction, … Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie.
Back in November, Coldplay asked fans around the world to send them short video clips of their day. This is what became of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNUWVNtpv8 Our lives are amazing. Have an amazing day.
While I can't say that life has grown any less complicated since my brother has completed his edTPA (teacher certification), I can definitely attest to the fun to be had with his intoxicating amount of free time. As resident poet, he decided that we ought to practice poetry together over the holidays. But not just … Continue reading Intoxicating Rhetorical Poetry.
"For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice." -- T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding" Nice thought, isn't it, that we can enter a new year with a fresh voice, leaving behind us all the mustiness of the things we did last year? Of course, my practical brain is … Continue reading Last Year’s Words.