there’s a fabulousness…

in the brief moment or 7 of calm and pleasant and quiet and peace and happy where your pup is under your arm, and sleep overcomes her.

From May Livin'

Of her having a little run in her sleep, and me being able to say “go get her blue!” nice and quietly, so she doesn’t wake.

The sun making the outside bright and inviting. The cool breeze making the house spring time happy.

Not a bad thing at all.

s.

Does this confuse you?

So, things get confusing for me at times.

This article kinda rocks – Jalopnik on the U2. Great pics, great plane…

and I pause – do I say out loud “… cause it was my plane” – because I can’t explain that statement well. and oh how I try to explain things.

But it’s been 20 years. Do I really have to be that deceptive? Hmmm… Dad understands. But I bet he’d be proud if I could share.

so, I dance the dance of a manic with secrets, and end up saying enjoy the article.

s.

tuesday, the one after monday.

I don’t remember it. Boo says a call came in early. Alex had died. I remember going to the funeral, going to the sea.
I kinda like my picture that is the album cover –

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alex had courage, and exuberance. and love – lots of love to give, lots of love given.

A year later and my thoughts are of mel and boo, of cam and the girls. Of trips to the ocean, the dickens playing, and loss.

boo suggested making the world more beautiful, in homage to alex and his efforts. so we did.

From We Do Art!

here’s to art as love. here’s to love and art.

s.

Green-light green…

NancyG brought to my consciousness this point.
I see greens. green grass, spinach, olive drab, green white board marker… but I do not see green-light green. Thus, those who don’t suffer color deficiency see a shade of green, but they can never show it to me. She also wants to go to a site to see what we ‘special’ peeps see … I’ll have to look into that for her!

I L O V E TED TALKS!!!!! “Ideas worth spreading”
You should too, by now. Check this one out titled “Making political change with pen and paper” from Omar Ahmad.

Get writing. I think there’s an issue or two you can probably help out your elected officials with.

Another one I listened to/watched this morning dealt with simplicity. The fellow wrapped up with a comment about how making something great isn’t really about having nothing left to add to it, but nothing left to remove from it. Got me to ponder building versus designing things. For an example, type yahoo.com and google.com into a browser window. Which is simpler? which is better?

Friday – sunshine, heat and puppy dogs (hello Mingo!)

Oh – and Cory Doctrow will be in the area over May 22 (Raleigh) and May 23 (Chapel Hill). Sweet!!!

ciao,
s.

what is it about cowboys?

more importantly, what is it about the intertubes and time travel?

I start with Beth’s request for some Rush tracks – start looking at pulling videos from YouTube of said awesomeness (including some winter safety tips!)

‘hey, what other bands might have vids up here?’ I ponder. Which got me to Life in a Northern Town, which took me to Havana 3 a.m.; and finally – fall, 1986, spending time in Monterey riding around and listening to tunes like this one –
The Unforgiven.

wow – who would have guessed they actually existed? I knew I presumed I was dreaming…

now to hunt down Trio and Stress!
Oh Trio was somewhat easy – yay!!!
Stress – we’ll see –

so here’s to finding bits and pieces of our youth floating about the intertubes…

ciao,
s.