This is how you park your car in Florida when you either don’t care about the consequences or you have more insurance than those around you. Anyone remember the parking lot scene from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes?
The head butler in Downton Abbey, Mr. Carson, had this to say about life in Season 4, Episode 4: The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that’s all there is. I agree with him, and I’m not done with this business of life.
A poem by Bob Hicok, from The Legend of Light Man of the House It was a misunderstanding. I got into bed, made love with the woman I found there, called her honey, mowed the lawn, had three children, painted the house twice, fixed the furnace, overcame an addiction to […]
In Richard Thomas’ book Why Bob Dylan Matters he quotes, on page 98, presumably Dylan himself as saying that “creativity has much to do with experience, observation, and imagination.” I’ll second that…
When I watched Tammy Wynette sing “Stand by your Man” recently on youTube, I noticed that her hair is very architectural. It reminds me of some of the projects by Jersey Devil Architecture, whose website appears to be defunct now…
While walking across the campus of a small midwestern university, I noticed this sign which made me think about the nature of nature: lawns are no longer grown but constructed. The artificiality of agriculture is put on display without irony, I’m sure. But let’s make sure the sign is green;–)
As we ambled slowly through Hendersonville, NC, we came across the Curb Market on Church Street where locals were selling local things. The last time we had visited our friends in the foothills near Zirconia we had bought sourwood blossom honey at a roadside stand on US 25 heading south […]
Harry Belafonte recalls telling a joke to Robert Altman: Early in our relationship, I told a joke and it became the metaphor for everything in our lives. These two musicians decided they were going to the jazz festival in Montreux, but they always flew. One says, “We should take one of […]
From the article entitled “Rascal” by Tad Friend in The New Yorker, and I quote: He cracked up, then pushed his salad remnants away: “I have some friends who are considered, well, modern-day prophets, and one of them said, ‘It must be wonderful for your children to have such a […]
Here’s a look at our new company vehicle, a 2012 Hyundai Sonata; a nice fit given that one of our co-owners is a professional musicologist and a music performer. We use the car to make deliveries, and the livery obviously helps with getting the word out for both polytekton and […]