I’m often accused of this. As I see it, there is nothing wrong with optimism as long as it is balanced with a good dose of realism. Looking for the best possible outcome as long as you can plan for the reality that you’re not always going to get what you want gives me a […]Read More Introducing the Eternal Optimist
“Play it f@#%in’ loud!” ― Bob Dylan I’m in a mood today…I want lots of punk rock played loud enough that if it were any other day, you’d be worried about the speakers. ScotsFest begins in Tulsa tonight, and a friend flies in from out-of-state today, and tomorrow we’ll all be there for the music, food, […]Read More The Louder the Better!
Okay, not really the opposite of me, but darkness isn’t my favorite. Yes, I may let my imagination run away with me more often than not, and there are things that you can’t see that go bump in the darkness. Maybe there’s a reason so many people are a little afraid of it. I’m just […]Read More The Opposite of Me
“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral […]Read More I read a list of banned books today and thought of this.
The time of year will soon be on us that I love the most. When the evenings begin to stretch out, the bugs start to leave you alone, and I can sit out in the evening and just breathe it all in. This makes me think of twilight spent on a porch watching the light […]Read More Evening Serenity
Have you ever been innocently wandering down the aisle at a bookstore and have a cover reach out and smack you? I mean figuratively not literally. (Although if this has happened to you literally, I think that’s a story I need to know!) It happened to me. Big, bold, neon orange and yellow with a […]Read More I Should Have Known A “Bad Monkey” Would Be Funny
“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven I have a love/hate with Beethoven. His music is transcendent. However, as a pianist (very amateur pianist) no matter how much I practice, I feel like the man is trying to tie my fingers in knots and my hands ache every […]Read More A Higher Revelation
This is one of my favorite sounds. I’ve spent a lot of time laying on my back on the trampoline at my parents house, under the trees, just listening to the sound of the wind in the leaves and watching the sunlight dance through the shade…there’s also been more than one argument between a squirrel […]Read More I Just Love Trees
It looks like Jim Parsons and I share a common fear….Read More Jim Parsons on Sesame Street