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The pesky arc, part I

When I was younger, I wanted desperately to be different from my parents. And I am. The dog lives inside and climbs on whatever furniture he wants, for example. Our cats are decidedly more indoor than out. My husband and

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hiatus

Been gone a long time, yet I can’t quite say goodbye to this blog. Since I’ve gone to work for the United Methodist Church, I’ve hung back from the music scene and public media. I’m ready for that to change.

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Don’t be afraid of the new thing…

Ah, summer. Life finally slowing down for a bit after a rather manic spring season. And, I’m thinking it’s time for a change in terms of this blog. I’m trying out some new stuff tech-wise; starting spaces over on tumblr

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Let ’em go…

One of my favorite U2 songs ever is ‘Bad’. It’s the song that made the band famous in the glorious days of the mullet, which Bono showed off quite well at Live Aid in 1985.  It’s a song about heroin

Posted in faith, Life, Music, Music Monday

“work hard to find your voice”

If you haven’t seen the King’s Speech yet – go, and soon. It’s proof that true stories beat fiction anytime. Granted, George VI (or Bertie) was born into a life of privilege, he was the son and brother of a

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this week, on pandora

A bit of 80s nostalgia today, courtesy of Echo and the Bunnymen. Full disclosure only seems fair here – I have liked crappy music in my time.  This has largely to do with teenage girl-crush-on-a-guy angst, which means groups like

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James Blake…oh yeah…

Caught James Blake’s new album last week via NPR Music, but it turns out “Limit to Your Love” was a huge hit last fall in the U.K. It’s easy to see (hear?) why.  Blake’s voice is grainy and soulful.  He

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