Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thought Pattern

Late at Night
I think and I think and I think
And I believe that these ideas are the best I have
Aggrandized by a moment 
Elongated by darkness and silence
And I write nothing down
And I wake up and my exacting memory fails
And the thoughts are less than exact
The thoughts are murky
And I mourn a flash of brilliance 
That existed for no one but me
And I curse my mercurial mind. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nineteenth Amendment

Today, I exercised my right to vote, thanks to the 19th Amendment.  I hope that you are all exercising your right to vote, as well.

Today, in a very long Starbucks line, I listened to 2 strangers behind me talk about the fact that they are not voting today. They both relocated from Nevada and Ohio, respectively, which are swing states. They talked about how one vote doesn't make a difference, etc.

One could easily argue that the electoral college decides the presidential election...However, what about the rest of what's on the ballot? What about state propositions, county measures,  and Senate positions, all of which directly affect state laws, laws that affect you directly.

If you don't vote, you are not actively participating in our democracy, and that's a damn shame. You are lucky to live in a country where you have freedoms and rights. Protect them. Vote.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to my late 30s...

I am closer to 40 than I am to 30. Yikes. Shhh, don't tell anyone. And, in a couple weeks, I will be even closer. I don't feel my age and happily or sadly, depending on who you ask, I don't act my age. But, there has been a slow shift in me.

I worry less about some things, I am more secure with who I am, less afraid of letting people see me. But, I also think about things like aging and illness and the future for my son...like a lot.

These are incredibly sexy thoughts, I know. I guess I am starting to finally feel like a grown up? Am I late to the game? Or am I right on time? So many questions....I probably don't even need the answers.

I still have moments when I feel like a hormonal adolescent riding the waves  of my own emotions....but they are fewer and farther between. Most of the time, I am a-ok and sometimes realizing how stable I am is bizarre!

These are just random thoughts for a Tuesday in late October, while those on the right coast wait out the storm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yeah, yeah, I know...You don't read.

Why don't you read, again?

I have spent some of my most satisfying moments swimming in words (And I have lived a very colorful life, to say the least.) So, it is very difficult for me to understand how reading is lost on so many people.

Sometimes, when I'm working on boring life stuff, I like to listen to authors read, particularly poets. I have often found myself in a literary YouTube hole.

Do yourself a favor, take a minute, listen, maybe close your eyes.

Who knows...maybe you'll be inspired to even pick up a book.

Monday, October 15, 2012

You gotta pick up every stitch....

No joke...my dreams have been Halloween themed for the past week....vampires, werewolves, serial killers...the whole gamut. I don't know what is up with me, but maybe it's the season.....

Two rabbits runnin' in the ditch
Beatniks out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch.....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Spark Off Rose

So, if you are so inclined to come see me bare my soul before an audience, buy a ticket for the next Spark Off Rose show, which is one week from today, Monday October 1st.

Spark Off Rose puts on a monthly series, where seven people are invited to write and read one of their own true stories. If you are a fan of This American Life or The Moth, you will love this.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, here.

In any event, come laugh, cry, jeer.....

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gimme Shelter

In unrelated shallower but far more fun news....I love these bags from the SHELTER collective, Shelter Protects You. Some of my faves....

I first spotted them via Honey Kennedy. You can buy some here. I always accept gifts.....

As the world turns

I am sure, if you read/watch/listen to the news, you have heard about the anti-American rioting occurring in the Middle East. This is all a reaction to a poorly made film that denigrates the Prophet Mohammed.

The whole mess smacks of ignorance on all sides. It's all rather baffling. I know this shouldn't be a surprise, but I just don't know how we have all become so divided...not just "over there." But, here too.

It seems like increasingly we are drawing lines to separate us- politically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically. I choose not to live in that world, in that mind set. But, as I look around, it seems like the majority of people do.

Maybe these types of situations explode because of all the subtle ways we differentiate ourselves from one another. Or, maybe I'm just living in another dimension.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You know that moment when...

You know that moment when things seem to fall in to place, when your life starts to make sense, when you know you are on the right path, when the universe lays it all out before you, when you realize that it's not a question of dreams coming true one day but in fact they are coming true at this very moment, when you wonder why you didn't notice sooner that it always could have been this way.

Yeah, that moment. It's there. It's been there all along.

How's your week going???

Friday, September 7, 2012

Earthquake weather

No wonder I've been having trouble sleeping!! 2 earthquakes this week in BevHills....

Restlessness and anticipation have been the order of the day, or rather the night, for me this week. It's like there's a current in the air, a charge, and that charge runs through me and prevents my mind from shutting down.

Have you been feeling it? Is it just me?

It's exhausting and a little exhilarating. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Clarinet Concerto in A, 3rd Movement

Sometimes, all the parts of my life seem to be moving so fast, that I see them moving past me, and I am left with wind-burnt cheeks just trying to catch up.

The consolation is that at least I am moving, too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hot Cheetos and Takis

Last night I enjoyed a home-cooked meal with some lovely people, who showed me this.

Thank you, friends!

I was 3 weeks late to that game, but my dear friend Jimmy JAMS did a song with Netsky and the video dropped yesterday. Yeah! I love my friends.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012