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ice cream cones & steering wheels

The day I started my driving life, my mom took me to Bridgeman’s for an ice cream. We had scoops of pineapple coconut in sugar cones. 608 more words

Bipolar 2

Metamorphoses: changes are shifting outside the words

I have just come back from the Classical Association Conference, the biggest classics conference in the UK, which this year was held in Edinburgh. This was a very good ‘vintage’, with among other things, a wonderful panel on crime writing and the classics (including… 903 more words

Ancient History

song of the day - “Would I Lie To You?” | EURYTHMICS | 1985.

For the fifth studio album by London’s Eurythmics, 1985’s BE YOURSELF TONIGHT, Scotland’s Annie Lennox and England’s David A. Stewart were sounding less like the New Wave / Dance sound they had on the first four albums (including their soundtrack to the film, 1984), and more like a Pop / Rock band.  372 more words


song of the day - “Train In Vain (Stand By Me)” | THE CLASH | 1979 / 1980.

When The Clash debuted on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 in late March 1980 with their first U.S. hit, “Train In Vain,” it was like it didn’t quite fit in with other debut songs that week: “The Rose” by Bette Midler, “Wondering Where The Lions Are” by Bruce Cockburn, and “Heart Hotels” by Dan Fogelberg.  828 more words


Just An Average Day

I walked downstairs to the basement of Pier 1 to use the bathroom after seeing a client a block away. The store had barely been open a half hour and no staff or fellow customers were around. 653 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

And all will turn

To silver glass

A light on the water

Grey ships pass

Into the West


Inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien


Annie Lennox, Into the West… 30 more words