William Blake - born this day 1757
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
"I think there is a kind of desperate hope built into poetry.....One is trying to say everything that can be said for the things that one loves while there's still time."
W.S. Merwin - born this day in 1927
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Had to add this photo of our "new" kitchen table courtesy of V&J. (another pilfering incident) I love it. Reed and I feel that we are sitting at the "children's" table - keeps us acting young.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Jim, Jeffrey, Carl and Sam Dillon brought the manpower and energy on Saturday to install new nursery grade plastic on the solar kiln. Reed assisted while I photographed, mowed the lawn and caught up on all the latest movie reviews from Jeff. (BTW Jeff, we watched "Hot Fuzz" Saturday night and enjoyed it. The first half made Reed a little nervous as it reminded him of where he once worked in Sheboygan.) We ended the evening with a fantastic fire - provided by all of Jeff and Carl's hard work. Thanks!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Mother is safely home from her adventure in the hospital. She and Donna are both tired but happy with the outcome.
Geoff had 1/3 of an unrepairable cartilage removed in his knee. The prognosis is good. He was even walking on it last night. Way to go, Geoff!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
And then there's Geoff. Geoff goes in for knee surgery today. He faces recovery, rehab and hard work to reach his goals. I am confident that with the love of his family, the support of his friends and most importantly, Geoff's own inner strength he will succeed.
I am very fortunate indeed to be surrounded by so many inspirational fighters.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Or if it's the "cat days" of August - you could just sleep.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Music: "Bug Song" by Johnny Roquemore
In celebration of the 17 year locust. A small number of photos from our June trip to Chicago to visit friends and family. The 17 year locusts were doing their thing on the North Shore. Jim and Ann-Marie's dog, Maverick, loved to eat them! Some pics of a football scrimmage with Geoff (it was chilly that day). Very few photos of a fun party at Jim and Mary's. Mostly locusts. Background music by our friend and musician, Johnny Roquemore. Check out more of his music www.myspace.com/apostlesofbluegrass.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Writing in "The Week" magazine, Bill Falk reminisced about how earlier in his career he churned out three opinion columns a week for newspapers. It was tough. "The truth is," he said, "there were many weeks in which I didn't have three fresh opinions of any value."
These days, he added he couldn't handle a gig like that. As he has matured, he has become suspicious of his own certainties. "Opinions are highly overrated," he concludes. "Most concern passing phenomena that, six months or six years from now, will become utterly irrelevant."