White Pow(d)er

By admin December 21st, 2010, under General, Prosetry

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, whoever you may be,
to stretch out next to me.
In cozy coats and padded gloves
we hold hands under the glowing sky.

My boot may touch yours,
like paper dolls dusted
with unpaper snowflakes.

Like so many other night skies,
so many other exhibits of loveliness,
I want to share them with someone.

Reality blends with longing
into imaginative scenes
of snowy gloves, chilled lips,
and ardent eyes blinking back the frost.

Tune of the Day

By admin December 20th, 2010, under General, 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…

Toy of the Day

By admin December 20th, 2010, under General, Tune of the Day

Tron Action Figures

Mouse in the house

By admin December 13th, 2010, under General

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 that my roommate left. Eventually he crawled into a little plastic tub. I grabbed a nearby bag and was able to scoop up the tub. In my socks, I walked out into the new snow, crouched down on the street, and shook the little guy out of the bag. He plopped out, paused a half second to gauge his surroundings, and took off down the street.

Was it the snow that drive him in? Was it that the landlord, after six weeks of complaining, bothered to start fixing the hole in our ceiling? I forgot to ask.

Bible stories has never been so cute

By admin December 13th, 2010, under General

Ok, this kid is freaking adorable:

The story of Jonah from Corinth Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Last day of classes

By admin December 13th, 2010, under General

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…

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

By admin December 12th, 2010, under General

C’est vrai.

Finding Solace in Baking

By admin December 12th, 2010, under General

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 want to stop baking. It is simple and peaceful. I get to see the fruits of my labor immediately. I am out very little if something goes wrong. It is something I can share with others; I don’t have the opportunity to share much anymore.

Dance of the Day

By admin December 10th, 2010, under General, Tune of the Day

LXD: Villains

Tune of the Day

By admin December 7th, 2010, under General, Tune of the Day

Christina Perri: Jar of Hearts

First heard this on SYTYCDon the dance that let us see that Billy could grow