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Two snippets in one day

Ladies and gentlemen…clap your hands for Rosie Thomas.

He took me to the hillside
He liked to take me there
He took me every Saturday
He put flowers in my hair

And we laughed like my mother said she once did
With my father on his birthday
When they went swimming
And he took her hand into his
And he told her that he loved her
His words held meaning

How do we make these moments last?
How do we get them to stay?
When everything passes and time goes away
He took me to the theater
He liked to take me there
He took me every Sunday
We did our talking there

And we laughed like my mother said she once did
With her sister on her birthday when she was seventeen
They took her car out for a spin
Along the ocean with the top down and life held beneath

How do we make these moments last?
How do we get them to stay?
When everything passes and time goes away

From the “If Songs Could Be Held” album.

Feeling proud

It might seem silly, but a blog I wrote “Marvel Heroes & Silent Laughs” was published on the front page of The News Journal’s website at

I love to write and I would do it even if no one read my posts. But to know that someone thought it was interesting enough to put on the front of the site, well that’s a pretty good feeling.

Guess I should thank Braeden when I get home for the inspiration!

My ears are happy

My feet are moving and my heart is lighter. Why?

I’ll tell you why.

Dar Williams.


A musical and lyrical genius. Keyboards, guitars, MANDOLINS and such an amazing voice. I might have to cross to the other side and marry this girl.

Song of the moment: “Farewell to the Old Me.” And I’ll give you a lyrical snippet since I know how much you love them!

How can I ask love to hold the mystery
When just look at me
It’s all push and pull collateral
I don’t want to be the one who gets the next surprise
I’ll plan it out this time
Though I used to think that things were meant to be

So farewell to the old me
Farewell to the old me
My life is working better now
It’s always changing anyhow

And so now you need to hop over to InSound and buy some or all of her albums.

Bah and Meck and Cashmere

Oh you know I say “bah” all the time. And it’s not a sheep sound, it’s like the “bah” in “bah humbug.” And meck, well, meck is a cross between “meh” and “heck.”


Bah! and Meck!

I’m tired.

Braeden has a pretty wicked cold and an ear infection. Which makes for rough nights. And the medicine I am on has been regulated (increased) which for me means an intense headache. But that will fade within a week or two and so I need to deal with it.

Work is still going very well. I have a katrillion projects on my plate, but I’m embracing it, because it is work I love to do. It feels good to have creative control back and to be appreciated as a web developer. I have even been called a web design genius recently. Haha. I’m definitely not a genius, but it felt good to hear.

Burlap to Cashmere. Where do I come up with these things? I know. I know. But again this is a band that I enjoy. You can listen to 30 second tidbits at Amazon. I recommend “Chop, Chop” and “Mansion.”

And if you like it, the singer has a solo album that you can hear samples from on (the oh-so-dreaded) MySpace. Enjoy!

Crooked Fingers

Oh don’t pretend you don’t have crooked fingers. We all do.

But not, really, “Crooked Fingers” is a band I have come to enjoy. And right now I am listening to their song “Twilight Creeps” which I find quite lovely. You will hear a trumpet, it will make you feel lighter. =o)

Lyric snapshot:

“Why does everybody always act so tough, when all anybody wants is to find a friend?
Why is everybody always trying to hide the heart which hidden has no use?”

Damn Groundhog

So the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. This means spring is coming early. And though it has been 18 degrees here since that prediction, there wasn’t any prediction of precipitation. No prediction of snow in the forecast at all.

It snowed.

It snowed about 2 inches last night.

No I’m not upset. I love snow. But I also like when the roads are plowed. The state can’t prepare the roads for proper snow removal IF IT ISN’T PREDICTED!

And so I say. Why in the world do people listen to groundhogs anyway!?

After life

I finished the book “Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye.

We all know how I believe in spirits being here on earth. It’s not that I believe people don’t go to heaven or hell. I do believe that, but I also believe spirits remain connected to their loved ones on earth. And if you are open to it, you can see them or communicate with them. It may be that they persuade you to take a different route to work. You chalk it up to “a feeling” or “intuition” whereas I will say it is one of my guardian angels.

Allison DuBois, author of “Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye,” calls them her guides.

This book was absolutely fascinating and I am so happy that my Mom let me borrow it. It opened my mind and my heart even more and I feel very blessed to know that I have a gift. No, I’m not a profiler or a psychic like Allison, but I do rely on a sixth sense a lot and I do see spirits. It isn’t frightening to me. This is something that has always been a part of my life; something completely normal.

If you interest is piqued, I recommend the book. It is non-fiction, but it is extremely profound whilst being entertaining.

Bring Me Up | by Christy Mannering