I’m reading a book in which the main character finds herself in a relationship with a professor. She describes him as someone set in his opinions, confident his is the only way to view the world, sure that his purchase […]
Went to a concert last week for which I knew sporting my cowboy boots would be appropriate. When my friend came to pick me up, she admired my decision: “Wish I could wear mine, but my knee still hurts” (from […]
As is often the case, events colluded this week to make me focus on one thing. Much more than I had anticipated. This time, the topic was singing. Perhaps I was sensitive to it, in the midst of writing a […]
I went on to youtube last night and saw the newest Justin Timberlake advertised on the main page. Unable to resist anything to do with JT, I watched it. Bear with me; this post isn’t really about him. He’s the […]
I spent a good part of last weekend writing this phrase on exams: “Africa is NOT a country”. Variations on this included “Paris is not a country” and “Sub-Saharan Africa is a region, not a country”. I’m not at all […]
Finally, finally managed to get the new Tim Hus disc, Western Star. Here’s the reason I like Tim: he’s nice. You know, if you’ve interviewed musicians, that they typically fall into one of two categories: 1) sullen and annoyed, offering […]
It’s not really the time of year for love, right? Springtime, sure…mid-February, when there’s nothing else to do but shiver and think of somebody warming you up, okay. But not right now. Or am I wrong? Does fall bring out […]
It’s the time of year when I don’t allow myself many breaks. Mostly because I can’t take them. I don’t have time. Consequently, when I do allow them, they have to be the most meaningful breaks evar…basically that means getting […]
I’m developing a bad habit of taking down prior posts either because they’re badly written, or because as I learn more about a topic, I get embarrassed by earlier stages of ignorance. I suspect that this will be one of […]
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