Archive | March, 2012

Bookish Update – It’s Not Me, It’s You

As most of you know, I am endeavoring to read 100 books this year. So far, I’ve read 9 books. The first Seven of those were completed in January. That means, in February and half of March I read two books. I’ve been beating myself up for this, I’ve been pretty rough on myself. After […]

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Music Monday – Leonard Cohen

One of my friends, Andrew McAlpine, recently wrote an article about music, covers, and the endurance of really good songs. If you like music, or good writing, you should read it. In the article he uses a Leonard Cohen song as an example, to drive his premise. As a result, I’ve been listening to Leonard […]

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Better Late Than Never

Dear Katherine, Today, you are a two year old. You were born into tumultuous times, my little darling, and I hope I can protect you from them. Last year, a series of civil revolutions and rebellions broke out in the Middle-East. They’re calling it the Arab Spring, I wonder if you’ll read about it in […]

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Music Monday – Lost in The Trees

I discovered Lost in The Trees in 2010. Their music is beautiful, and the lyrics of Ari Picker are incredibly emotional and visceral. They have a new album coming out on the 20th, but this song is from their first album, which hit me square in the stomach the first time I heard it. I’ve […]

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Music Monday – Andrew Bird

And so I was like, “Yeah, totally.” and he was all like, “Totally, yeah.” Oh, hi. Welcome to Monday! I was going to try to make Music Monday be less inaccessible, weird, folky, nonsense. Then Andrew Bird announced a new album and you all have to pay the price. Or not, I guess. You don’t […]

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Too Much

After Ballet class we usually walk to Starbucks. I have a coffee, the girls have a water and their favorite little Vanilla scones. Except, the FIRST day of ballet class, they had a hot chocolate. Celebratory hot chocolate. Katie was doing pretty well getting the hot chocolate into her mouth, and I was helping her. […]

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