Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Error is the inevitable consequence of living.
Mutual error is the inevitable consequence of living together.
Arguments and fault finding are the defensive mechanism to preserve an ego in trouble.
Confession is the sacrifice of ego on the altar of love.
Forgiveness is the balm of healing that soothes and heals the wounds of error.
Joy is the fresh new path, stretching out before the forgiver and the forgiven.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The moon was like a giant copper penny in last night's sky, after the rain had come, clouds clinging to its craters against a red backdrop. With those kind of rains it suddenly makes sense why the Ark was built. It was the kind of rain that made my hair curly and my mind sleepy. The gray smudged sky, the ground running a muck with mud and streams of water.
The type of grass the the puppy hates to walk in. So instead we curled up together, his soft brown head resting on our laps as we attempted to stay warm and dry inside, and make light of the night that surrounded us.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Had an opportunity to see John Hiatt in concert this weekend with the Boy and friend at The Shed in Maryville. What a neat venue! Complete with Harley Davidson motorcycles, lawn chairs, beer, and of course great music - who could ask for more? The Shed is a comfortable outdoor venue, that from the looks of the line up features some rock n roll legends, such as Leon Russell, who is coming in September.
Hiatt had great energy and played for nearly 2 hours straight, covering songs from his new CD "Same Old Man" which is a debut to his wife of 22 years. See Washington Post's write up here. My new favorite song of John's is "Cherry Red" which is about his heart burning cherry red, the same color as her lipstick, and that even when the embers of the fire have been burning for a long time, they start to look brand new and rekindle the flames. So great. I love the imagery in the cherry red of the lyrics.
I look forward to more happy findings like this in East TN! As I was sitting there listening to Hiatt, I couldn't help but think that "it may take a little while, but this place could be my home."
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
2. Find a place for the dog to swim
3. Check out a driving range --- locate clubs
4. Try out different restaurants on the river
5. Go to the Art Museum
6. Rent a boat for a day
8. Find a cooking class to do
9. Take a dancing class with Boy
10. Hike Smokey Moutains - this includes by creeks, waterfalls, camping at some point, etc.!
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Check this out: Kissing Cousins
It appears to me that for those states in the third column, if you are 55 or older they think you won't be trying to have a baby anytime soon.
Well I've decided to update the list and create a new list to accompany the Boy and I on our drive to Lawrenceburg and hopefully do some remembering and celebrating of our great country.
Songs so far:
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
Independence Day - Martina McBride
American Soldier - Toby Keith
R.O.C.K. in the USA - Mellancamp
Living in America - James Brown (got soul!)
American Pie - Don Mclean
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (Angry American)-Toby Keith
Jack and Diane - Mellancamp
To Be Continued