Category Archives: General

World Turned Upside-Down

Protests from Egypt to Madison Earthquakes and tsunamis Blizzards have turned to floods

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Tune of the Day

Misfits: Simon’s Theme I really like this theme…and Simon.

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To blog or not to blog

The things weighing on my mind of late are too personal to share here. I have instead started writing letters to people who will never receive them. Keeping checking back for Tune of the Day, fun links, or more superficial stories. On that note, I bought Cataclysm and have logged a few hours in the [...]

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Tune of the Day

Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me Fun presentation of a lovely song!

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Love, Please Come Home My favorite bluegrass song! (I want to record this one too)

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Tune of the Day

O’Connor & the Chieftains: Foggy Dew I will one day rerecord this song; the version on my senior album wasn’t particularly brilliant. This is a cool rendition.

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Post-Modern Christmas Story

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Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Jingle Bells Another track off of my favorite Christmas album

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White Pow(d)er

Tonight is the lunar eclipse, but it is too cloudy to see. However, this solstice eve is absolutely beautiful. The air is still and tolerably crisp. Snow falls silently, and I want to lie down on it, looking up at the sky, snow settling on my lashes. I blink them away. And I want you, [...]

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Tune of the Day

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer I love this song (and the other three on the A-side). Come back for the rest as Christmas approaches…

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Toy of the Day

Tron Action Figures

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Mouse in the house

Walked into the kitchen tonight only to be startled by a mouse jumping up and down trying to get out of the sink. A sharp intake of breath, followed by a low “oh my gosh” with the little air my lungs would allow to escape. He kept hopping into the dirty dishes filled with water [...]

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Bible stories has never been so cute

Ok, this kid is freaking adorable: The story of Jonah from Corinth Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Last day of classes

Today we talked about medieval concepts of death. After class, several students came up to thank me and tell me they enjoyed the class. That’s really nice to hear. One student said he would FB friend me. We’ll see…

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“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.”

C’est vrai.

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Finding Solace in Baking

It started with Friendsgiving. Baked some sweet potatoes and pumpkin and pecan-cranberry pies. Baked cranberry and carrot-fig-pecan breads for Betty’s thank-you tea party. Baked banana bread to use up my roommate’s old bananas. Added mace and allspice for interest. Baked a cheese-rose-elderflower pie for the medieval feast. Now I am baking cookies because I don’t [...]

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Dance of the Day

LXD: Villains

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Tune of the Day

Christina Perri: Jar of Hearts First heard this on SYTYCDon the dance that let us see that Billy could grow

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Damn this barstool

Simple objective Leave the house Hampered by an afternoon nap Lasting five hours Going alone Yet again Must not let it stop me Will not let it Riding alone Surrounded by cadres of compadres Walking alone Surrounded by couples Sit at the bar Next to Santa and Vixen They are here To pick a wedding [...]

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