ask and ye shall receive
I feel pretty strongly about the fact that if you spend time thinking about what you want the universe will make it happen. I didn’t always think this. There were many days in middle school and high school when my mom would spout that kind of mumbo jumbo and I would roll my eyes all the way to China. But then one day a few years back I made a list. I was dating a guy who I felt like was kind...
this is what creative feels like
When I write a new song and play it through a few times until I get it straight, and I connect with it and feel good about the lyrics, the melody, and the guitar line, my heart beats faster.
up up and away
I would like to go somewhere remote and whimsical. To a place where I see something familiar in everything around me, but is so completely foreign. I would like to take a break from my own language and only speak when it is absolutely necessary, and get lost in my thoughts. I want to rent a very small little space and cook with fresh food every night, and then sit out on a balcony many stories up...
Who says you can’t have it all? Only you can tell yourself that -Tristan Prettyman (read more on that here)
I’ve been holding out on you. I’ve...
I want to live a simple life
The Weepies are one of my favorite bands. Their music is the audible version of myself. One of my favorite songs by them is Simple Life, not surprisingly. Simple Life by The Weepies Can I get up in the morning Put the kettle on Make us some coffee, say hey to the sun Is it enough to write a song and sing it to the birds? They’d hear just the tune Not understand my love for words But you...
Sam Cooke with a side of pierogies, fresh picked steamed string beans, and a salad from the garden. It might be 1 o’clock and it might be 3 time don’t mean that much to me I aint felt this good since I don’t know when and I might not feel this good again so come on and let the good times roll we gonna stay here til we soothe our souls if it take all night long
Mostly I hate Whole Foods
I always cringe a little when I walk into a whole foods, which is about twice a year. First of all it’s about 7 degrees in there and unless you have stuck your alpine feathered parka in your trendy reusable bag that has non-exotic locations like “London” and “Venice” stamped on it, you’re about to see your breath in front of you like it was February. Also,...
song of the week
Half the Perfect World - Madeleine Peyroux Other good artists for today: Ceu Joao Gilberto
There is no better way to stick it to the man then being sustainable. It hurts big business, unnecessary government subsidies, and short-sighted policy. It benefits everyone by improving the environment, the health of our people, and the long-term vitality of our country. You can accomplish all of this by doing something as simple as walking to work.
an old free write
I’ve been wanting to tap into my roots a little and write a love story about a girl coming home to Maine (they say write what you know, so this story takes place on a rural dirt road). This was the first thing I wrote for it (after the jump). ___________________________________ It was a long time before I saw Maisey again. The summer was ripe in late July, the days at their...
I love this kind of rain
A heavy summer rain. I want to be pulled out into it and kissed like it matters, because a part of me remembers what that feels like, and a part of me doesn’t.
17 miles done by 10:30. I’VE NEVER FELT SO GOOD. I needed that after feeling kind of crummy when I did 15. This week at 15.5 I felt great. Sometimes you gotta tip your hat to whatever spiritual beliefs you adhere to and give thanks for this life and this incredible human body, which is truly a well-designed machine. Somehow I managed to actively participate in a 2 hr policy research...