Monthly Archives: August 2011

Is That Winter I Feel in the Air?

When I took my coffee and sat on my back porch this morning, I discovered that it was cold outside.  Since I grew up in the deep south, I still find it oddly disconcerting to use the words “cold” and “outside” together … Continue reading

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Watching “Hey Boo”

I don’t watch many documentaries, probably for the same reason I no longer read much nonfiction.  (Don’t know what the reason is, just figure it’s the same.)  But I love To Kill a Mockingbird, the book and the movie, so … Continue reading

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Sleeping (Not)

Stop thinking.  Relax.  Go to sleep. The early morning train is passing through.  Wonder why we think train whistles sound lonesome?  Is this Hank Williams’ fault?  Part of our collective unconscious?  Train whistles only sound lonesome at night, though.  A … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Music In Me

Since my last post featured songs that make me sad, I thought today’s entry should focus on songs that cheer me up, the ones that make my face smile, my feet tap, and my soul sing. First, though, in the … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy days and Mondays don’t always get me down, but sometimes they do.  Sometimes I just need to wallow in the sadness.  When I’m in a wallowing mood, I have a “Rainy Days and Mondays” playlist full of Songs That … Continue reading

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Vacation Envy

I try not to be one of those bitter, jealous people who’s convinced that everyone else’s grass is greener and their lives more interesting.  But sometimes I am. For the last few weeks, I’ve been suffering from vacation envy.  Friends … Continue reading

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Today’s mood is . . .

If you look up melancholy in the dictionary, you’ll see definitions like “depression of the spirit” and “sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.”  Because neither of those seem exactly right, and because I’m a word nerd, I looked up pensive and found “expressing … Continue reading

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