I’ve found, as time has passed and I’ve grown older, that certain music has become part of a kind of “personal soundtrack.” I’m written before here about my experience of music and memory. And I think this is a profoundly true statement: “In memory, everything seems to happen to music.” ~Tennessee Williams But this “soundtrack” […]Read More Grateful
I spent some time today tidying up a bit – around the apartment, and particularly around my workspace. Then I brewed some nice-smelling gingerbread coffee – and I sat down with the first cup and read a chapter of a book I’m enjoying. (Just one cup + one chapter. Fifteen minutes or so. Twenty, max.) […]Read More Self-Care, Working From Home, and Guilt (& a Playlist, too)
I suppose I should clarify (for anybody who clicked on this thinking they might find something that is NOT geeky) that what I meant by the title of this post is that this is the song of MY summer…mine and my kids’. And I’ll clarify further that you have to pair the song with the […]Read More Song of the Summer
I’m not done with Imagine Dragons yet, it seems. 🙂 I really love this one:Read More If I Created This Title in Emojis, It’d Be Hearts, Hearts, Hearts!
I’ve been playing this particular Imagine Dragons song almost constantly for the last couple of days (in my head if not actually on a music player). I would say it’s been “stuck” in my head – but “stuck” implies that it’s annoying…and I’m really not annoyed!! I think I might just be in an Imagine […]Read More Weekend Songs 🙂
I’m reading WAY too much political news lately on Twitter. It’s like an accident you drive by: you don’t really want to look…it doesn’t make you feel good to look…but yet, you just can’t help it. But it’s actually worse than that. The state of affairs is such that I have the feeling that I […]Read More Mitigating “Trump Fatigue Syndrome”
I mentioned that I’ve been stumbling into some really interesting music lately (after like a year-and-a-half of what felt like I was wandering in a musical wasteland – uninspired and bored and unable to connect with pretty much everything I came across.) Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats really jolted me out of that! (As […]Read More On the Rest of My Recent Musical Finds