Archive for January, 2010

Cha-Cha Lounge


My friend Dan was in town from Chicago for his birthday.

Howard Zinn


“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys […]

Text messages


Brande: This wind is scary! Brande’s mom: So is your sister!!! Brande: They are both frightening forces of nature indeed. Wildly unpredictable.



Working at home on a lovely rainy, stormy Monday. No teaching. Catch up day, plotting and planning. And digging this playlist from Drift Surfing big time, (particularly liking track three, by Ollie Banks), kinda the perfect company to the weather outside.



I took some photos of my paternal grandfather home with me on Christmas Eve to scan. I’ve only ever had one or two pictures of him, and noticed my father had several I hadn’t seen when I was over at his house for the holiday. I’ve never known much about him; my father talks of […]

New year


Last sunset of 09 “If I ventured in the slipstream Between the viaducts of your dream Where immobile steel rims crack And the ditch in the back roads stop From the far side of the ocean If I put the wheels in motion And I stand with my arms behind me And I’m pushin’ on […]