Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm

Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link.ย  Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all "news" related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided to turn on the television. About twenty... Continue Reading →

Big Juicy Creative Life

  Strung out on perfectionism and people pleasing. BOOM. ( Anne Lamott write up at Brain Pickings) I read this article/interview of Ethan Hawke the other day and how he's still taking himself very seriously. His attitude about it being that if he's taking himself seriously, at least that's one person. Katharine Hepburn said, "If... Continue Reading →

Baudelaire, Metamorphosis of the Vampire

  Metamorphosis of the Vampire, 1857 Charles Baudelaire Translated by Edna St. Vincent Millay Meanwhile from her red mouth the woman, in husky tones, Twisting her body like a serpent upon hot stones And straining her white breasts from their imprisonment, Let fall these words, as potent as a heavy scent: "My lips are moist... Continue Reading →

Can You Hear the Quiet?

I've been doing some serious thinking about the world lately. Can you hear the quiet? This serious thinking isn't a new thing for me. This bout of thinking began with the drug induced suicide of a rock star. I'm referring to it as drug induced because we'll never really know and the fact is that... Continue Reading →

It Is Still Beautiful. Chris Cornell.

Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of "grunge" is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and "pretty" hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" of previous generations, the... Continue Reading →

Dear Lover.

Why should we pretend we are not devastated? These lives, these loves, the lovers into friends, and friends, into lovers? Why should we pretend our passions do not drive us to distraction?Because these pretensions are the foundations of the world.What is the world, that we cannot take it, and have it and keep it? What... Continue Reading →

Unlimited

Unlimited You know what a woman wants? A badass son of a bitch who can make the trip and still treat her like the most precious being on the planet. A man whoโ€™s really a gentleman, even if sometimes she doesnโ€™t act like much of a lady. She wants a proper rescue. She wants gallantry... Continue Reading →

The Elements of Stylization

Oh no, spares us your meanderings about style. That girl ain't got no style. ( Should I be saying woman? That woman ain't got no style?) Strunk and White, I own a copy and from the peanut gallery, "Yeah and you obviously never read it." Well, truth be told, I cracked it open once or... Continue Reading →

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