Category: art & literature

Sometimes I Might Be an Introvert

If you haven’t checked out Little Simz yet…you should…

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Friends That Broke My Heart

Another great album from James Blake. Its a breakup album…with a twist, not a lover, but those breakups with friends that sometimes only hurt more.

(Also the video for the lead single “Say What You Will” is great…love the bit with FINNEAS being his foil.)

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Loving someone…

“Loving someone is like having a mental illness that’s not covered by health insurance.”

           – from “On a Stone Pillow” in First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

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Books I’ve Read in 2021…

Total Pages Read: 2,853
Shortest Book: 208 pages
Longest Book: 560 pages
Fiction: 5
Non-Fiction:
Cookbook: 3
Poetry:

Last Book Read:
8. Jack by Marilynne Robinson (Gilead #4). The story of “Jack,” son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and how he came to fall in love with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also a preacher’s child. There is only one problem, Jack is white and Della is black. It is against the law for the two of them to marry and dangerous even to be seen together. 320 pages. (Finished 3 Apr 2021.)

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Books I’ve Read in 2020…

Total Pages Read: 16945
Shortest Book: 33 pages
Longest Book: 656 pages
Fiction: 27
Non-Fiction: 9
Cookbook: 21
Poetry: 2

Last Book Read:
59. Just Like You by Nick Hornby. On the verge of the Brexit vote, Lucy is nearly divorced and not looking for love. She just needs a babysitter. 368 pages. (Finished 26 Dec 2020).

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folklore

Taylor Swift dropped a new album on Friday and it is amazing and devastating all at the same time.

full album playlist on YouTube

So much to unpack. This is an album created in quarantine. Both a return to her earlier pre-pop roots and an exploration into new territory for Taylor. It is a reflection of the strange times we find ourselves in. A time when “the lines between fantasy and reality blur and the boundaries between truth and fiction become almost indiscernible.”

I have many thoughts after having listened at least a half dozen times already. Those however are for another day, time, or person.

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Books I’ve Read in 2019…

Total Pages Read: 13,388
Shortest Book: 96 pages
Longest Book: 512 pages
Fiction: 13
Non-Fiction: 6
Cookbook: 26
Poetry: 0

Last Book Read:
45. Sous Vide: Better Home Cooking by Hugh Acheson. I liked this book better than the slow cooker book. 288 pages. (Finished 30 Dec 2019).

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a ghost

butterflies linger
long after Autumn drops leaves
memories fading

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Robyn – Ever Again

“It’s like Prince and Kate Bush teamed up and made something beautiful again”
— Lauren Hudgins

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I Still Love You (Now and Then)

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