2012: The Year Unreviewed

Every week, I meet a friend for coffee at a shop near my house. Every week, she says, "What have you been doing?" Every week, I pause and say, "I can't remember." Then I ask her the same question and she can't remember what she did either. We've agreed not to worry about our mutual … Continue reading 2012: The Year Unreviewed

Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?

Since early November, when the media shifted focus from the presidential election to the next crisis, David's favorite television show has been the evening news. To him, it's comedy. Every time Diane Sawyer says "fiscal cliff," he roars with laughter. I haven't laughed. The prospect of going over a cliff is scary. At first, the … Continue reading Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?

Christmas, 2012: Progression

Christmas Eve Christmas Day The rest of the story: David and I watched the clock for twenty minutes and then headed for the nearest movie theater to see Hitchcock. Of the seven viewers, six lasted to the end of the movie. One bailed out early. He looked too young to know who Alfred Hitchcock was. … Continue reading Christmas, 2012: Progression

Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

By popular request, here's a link to Leonard Cohen singing "Hallelujah." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q Is this all right, Kaye? *** Image by Rama (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons *** Related Articles Leonard Cohen's hallelujah moment (telegraph.co.uk) Inside the Weird Journey of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' (newser.com) Exclusive Book Excerpt: Leonard Cohen Writes 'Hallelujah' in 'The Holy … Continue reading Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

Brilliance

Just a link tonight, but a link to the brilliance of [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi7EATTrhao] Leonard Cohen,  Emmylou Harris,  Charlotte Church, and horses. *** *** *** Photo of Leonard Cohen: By Rama (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Photo of Emmylou Harris: Penguinstorm at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Photo of Charlotte Church: robonline at http://www.flickr.com/photos/88042962@N00/48328788