Jun 16 2012

my old man



sometimes prickly and mostly silent

really quite hairy and a bit grey ’round the edges

forever watching over the brood

determined and hard-working

always ready to tough it out

even in those times of drought

beneath the barbs and bristles

a gentle heart of gold

beating in a forest

of fortitude



Happy Father’s Day to my old man

and all fathers everywhere.


photo: old man cacti at Longwood Gardens

May 12 2012

the summer of music


We are the music makers,

and we are the

dreamers of dreams.

~William Edward O’Shaughnessy


Last weekend, after having rediscovered some music that I hadn’t listened to in years, I declared it the summer of music.

Just a few days later, my friends at the New World Creative Union
issued a challenge to create a piece of art
based on the quote above.

Serendipity, me thinks.

And so, let it be.

(no pun intended)

It all started with

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

which is one of my favorite song titles, ever.

And a favorite song, as well.

And now I hear that Dead Can Dance
are back together for a new album.

It was meant to be.

The Summer of Music.

Care to join me?

Let’s dance…