Thursday, August 31, 2006

More on Books

Red, green and amber. Golden light and Beethoven or maybe Bach and books.  A memory that smells of linseed oil and cinnamon.  Dr Guy's Tag got me to thinking about books and from there, back twenty years.  A teacher, a friend - maybe, certainly a touchstone, one of the few I have met who represents everything that is good and right with this world. He makes books.

Wonderful, hand written, illuminated, illustrated, hand bound, unique, not even one more in the world just like it  -- books.

Patient and absolutely kind, wildly talented and wry funny. If Christmas Eve could be a person, he would be the one. Gloria.

Anyway.  I wandered in the past for a bit.  Forgive the gold leaf chaff floating about. 

Illimination sometimes leaves evidence drifting in the air.



Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tag! I'm It!

DrHGuy Tagged me ...  His entry here. Nine Categories; Nine Books

1. One book that changed your life -

Farm Boy - Archie Lieberman

A Photo chronicle of a Illinois farmer from the age of 13 to his thirties. Mr. Liberman caught the truth and unchanging nature of farm life.  I read that book in my early teens and said to myself, I want that. Because the best of farm life doesn't change I ended up with something very close to what I wanted.

2. One book you have read more than once -

Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl. 

Vermicious Knids. Ha! Who could NOT read that book over and over?

3. One book you would want on a desert island -

The Unabridged 2006 Federal Budget.

Tinder, Toilet Paper, building material, give me some glue and I could make an endless series of signal pinatas.

4. One book that made you laugh -

Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head (and other assorted drawings) B. Kilban

Dirty Scaley Chicken Toes,

Harry Sticks Them Up His Nose.

Some things stay with you forever.

5. One book that made you cry -

Where The Red Fern Grows

I'm a sucker for dog stories, what can I say?


6. One book you wish you had written -  

Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Great Illustrations, adventure, new friends, forgiveness, love and hot dinner.

7. One book you wish had never been written -

Mrs. L. and I were of one mind on this one.  Go read her entry she said it better anyway.

8. One book you are currently reading -

Sigh, Blogs or books - I had to choose, not time enough for both.

9. One book you have been meaning to read - See above

10. Now tag five people -  I will, soon.

Friday, August 18, 2006


Serious:     A week ago Wednesday the slanting evening light that turns the trees in wild dog woods to gold did not appear.  Instead, awfully, the trees were painted blood red.  I held my palm in the light, scarlet.  Just the setting sun filtered through gathering storm clouds, I told myself.  No storm that night, no indication of when ...

Silly:    Last two days the song "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain" (verses one and two) has been running through my head.  Nonstop.  I almost called in an audio entry to record my thoughts - along with - perhaps - me singing the song, but as I happen to be tone deaf  I resisted the urge.

Segue:    DrHGuy has written several entries 'round about a Chanteuse - Anjani  and her album Blue Alert. The lady can sing, the gentleman can write, I must rise with the dawn tomorrow so off to sleep I go.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I would wave hello if I could ...

Imagine a cheerful wave -- my arms are so tired that I just had to kind of flop around until my hands fell more or less onto the keyboard so that I could type.

Now that I think about it, I may have to stand up and let the laptop fall to the floor to get my hands out of typing position.  :: Laughing::

Updates -- I was back in the feild where I have seen most of my "Mystery Birds" <--linky to an entry where I wrote about them.  Saw one up close. Parked himself on a sign.  Verdict?  Big, blue (and rose) Mourning Dove.  Black wing spots, white tail bar, wing whistle when it took off.  Did not hear it's voice.  But -- sigh.  Mourning Dove.

For now -- back to work

Friday, August 4, 2006

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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