The Magic of Music

I'm sitting on my couch. It's evening. I'm under a big thick blanket with my lap top on my lap. The fire place is on. Today we had the first slushy, wet, cold snowfall of the season. The song Ola Dika Sou by Giannis Poulopoulos (1968) came on my streamed Greek radio. And everything stopped.... Continue Reading →

Time Traveling my Neighborhood

Restlessness seeped in. My hips and legs ached and my head was full. In what seemed like a counterintuitive decision (sore legs and more walking) I put on my runners and a warm jacket which was sadly still required---and headed outside. I hoped that outside would loosen my limbs and shake the cerebral dust. Just... Continue Reading →

Long nights

Winter solstice 2020 in Northern Hemisphere was at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 21---today. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. I just got all science-y. It's a special day. From this day forward until June... Continue Reading →

Memories vs. Mortgages

Last year, this past weekend, was the last time I traveled out of country or flew anywhere. Counios and Gane went to Billings, Montana for two nights for the High Plains Book Awards as nominees in the category of Young Adult Literature for our book Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing. We came home and on Canadian... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: Part Two

Memories are weird and the whole brain filing system is weird as well.  I don’t fully understand it. Maybe that means I have a bad memory or maybe that is how brains work. Maybe memories pop up when they are needed---to be reconciled with or challenged. Maybe? Triggers The movie Lion has a scene where... Continue Reading →

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