Monthly Archives: January 2011

Letters to Emma Bowlcut

Listening: Diamond Dancer, Bill Callahan “She was dancin’ so hard, she danced herself into a diamond. Dancin’ all by herself, dancin’ all by herself, and not mindin’.” Thank you, Megan, for letting me know he’s written a book. ┬áIt is … Continue reading

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The Sun Pours Down Like Honey

Listening: Suzanne, Leonard Cohen “Now Suzanne takes your hand, and she leads you to the river. She is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters. And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor, and … Continue reading

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I Can Remember Where I Come From

I took a little break from this space. I was out getting things done. “Mother, the car is here. Somebody, leave the light on. Black chariot for the redhead, dancing, dancing girl. And when I dance for him, Somebody, leave … Continue reading

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Listening: Take to the Sky, Tori Amos I’m dying my hair red today. For all of these reasons:  Fearless.  Strange.  Fighters.  Creators.  Misfits.  Lovers.  Dancers.  Leaders. I am meant to be one of them. Wish me luck.

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Finding Vivian Maier

So: Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago in the 1950s-60s. Five decades later, over 30,000 negatives have been found, revealing Ms. Maier to be one of the most talented street photographers…ever. What a secret to keep. Apparently there is … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Reading: The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger Listening: Playlist– Growing Pains 1.  When I Grow Up, Fever Ray 2.  Changes, David Bowie 3.  1979, The Smashing Pumpkins 4.  But I Might Die Tonight, Cat Stevens 5.  Sugar Mountain, Neil Young … Continue reading

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Animal Tracks

Listening: Animal Tracks, Mountain Man Reading: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard This morning I skipped yoga, and went outside, to see what I could see. “…beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them.   … Continue reading

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