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NPR Is Awesome!

So today, this man in Atlanta got to hear a man in Washington D.C. play a Tuscan Medici Stradivarius viola manufactured in 1690.  Not only did he (me) get to hear it, but everyone who tuned in to NPR just before 9:00 A.M. got to hear it too! NPR is the greatest!  This important media outlet does not just focus… Continue reading

The Fog of War

Errol Morris, brilliant documentarian, produced this piece, The Fog of War, basically an in-depth interview with Robert McNamara with footage of the time about which Mr. McNamara is speaking interspersed throughout. I found the film to be excellent. I was a teenager at the time trying to make sense of what seemed absurd to me then. Hmmm, I’d have to… Continue reading

The Elixir of the Gods!

I have to rave. I’m trying to watch my sugar intake, but I’m so over diet colas and carbonated drinks in general. This weekend I discovered that the Arizona Beverage Company has diet products as well as their usual line of teas and such, that I love.  Next to them on the shelf was Diet Air, a product manufactured by… Continue reading

Chi: Energy of Happiness

by: solala towler I found this attractive little coffee table book several months ago and picked it up on a whim. I read it this weekend and found it to be utterly delightful, along with Diet Coke with Lime! The author, a self-described musician, poet, and teacher, is the editor of The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Toaism. I… Continue reading

Going As Fast As It Came

I’m just sick over it, literally. Last Sunday my cousin, Susan, unexpectedly called and wanted to come over from Birmingham to visit.  I was delighted.  I haven’t seen her in a of couple years.  She was going to be in town on business and thought we could visit. I’m not so sure this was a good idea really.  We always… Continue reading

Just an Observation…

I was discussing this last week with a colleague from work:  I have observed in my many walks in the Emory Forest, that the  college-aged students I encounter as they jog or walk through the forest are generally friendly and outgoing, frequently saying Hi, or Good morning. As I reflect back to other life experiences, people in the university setting… Continue reading

Lightbugs and Childhood on the Panhandle

As I took an early evening walk in the Emory forest, to reflect on the week, I saw my first lightbugs of this season. Seeing them took me back to my youth, when my family would go to visit Aunt Easter and Uncle Frank. They were actually my great aunt and uncle and lived out in, what was at that… Continue reading