Friday, October 31, 2014


I'm forever changed
Remembering all the times
I won't have with you

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Went to see Garrison Keillor at the Tobin Center last night, and let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to see him - go!!  It was an amazing show.  Wholesome, funny, touching - everything you could want.  The entire audience got u and sang the National Anthem, and we all sang Battle Hymn of the Republic as well.  Just a great experience all the way around, so I thought I'd share.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thinking is Hard

Little pins, needles
Torturing the gray matter
They sometimes call brains

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Third Time's a Charm

Sand Queen by Helen Benedict was an excellent read - and definitely the third book I need to use to write about PTSD in female vets. If I can get it together and find a solid focus, it'll make a great paper, but that will have to wait until after I finish working on my new dictionary based on satirical definitions written by the soldiers of WWI.  It's a cool project that I'm having tons of fun with.  Hopefully, it will be publishable, but even if it's not, I've had a blast poring over 100-year-old magazines on microfilm for the past few weeks. That sounded sincere, right? ^_^

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Haiku for the Day

Mornings are quite nice
The air is crisp and birds sing
But to work.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pickin' and Grinnin'

So, I had my first guitar lesson tonight - I signed up for a Northside continuing education class.  I really had a good time, and I'm learning things already.  I learned TWO chords, BOTH of which I can still remember!  (Ray showed me a couple of chords up in Kerrville at the Songwriting Camp, but I couldn't remember those for more than five minutes - I'm sure it was me and not him).  Anyway - really looking forward to class next week.  Maybe I'll be able to play a whole song when I'm through!!