Thursday, October 31, 2013

The story of the Girl



The Girl won the war and changed history the day she fought back…



Easy to remember
Those days in late October
That scary day,
Costumes and play,
The truth obscured,
That creepy day.

Pumpkins carved with artful care,
Falling leaves everywhere,
Candied apples,
I close my eyes,
Go back in time,
My childish side.

Tomorrow all Saints come back to our plane.
Tonight the veil thinning again & again,
The veil so thin you can almost touch
Those who have gone before
So reach out if you must.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


pyramid power…

Sonic Geometry video link

This video arrived in my inbox
With a hundred other promises
Of profound knowledge,
The answer to life, health, liberty,happiness,
Free shipping.

Something lured me to open this one
And watch it.
I am seeing through a different lens now.
Posted this Monday night during the World Series.

Cards lost the game, the Series goes on...

Been thinking about the geometry of baseball since watching sonic

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stick Season....only the beginning

Stick Season goes on seemingly forevermore

 For the first 30 years here I saw the winter to be too colorless without green
Just look up
On a cold clear day
You see what the leaves see.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sonic Geometry link

As I listen to the World Series,
I recalled this video link that found me.
Transformative, fascinating,
Then relaxing as you tune into the ancient energies.
It takes
Half an hour or so,
It is bound to give you some answers,
Now what were the questions again?

Travelogue for the Universe: Summer reruns

Listening to the World Series on 96.1 fm out of Waterbury, Vermont.
So thought I would post a link to one of my favorite poems
Coyote Night
Go Cards!

Travelogue for the Universe: Summer reruns: A rerun of one of my favorites. Summer memories are warm and sweet. I wanted to share a poem even while fearing once I let it out I wil...

Music Monday 2

Another mournful you tube link,
thanks to BB for posting this beautiful version,
the best we have heard...

Richard Manual...


Music for Monday

Link to you tube video...
Lou Reed,
Rest peacefully,
And we mortals pay tribute to your unique,
Special, Raw, rough & tumble music, lyrics,

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Drummer

The Drummer,

The beat behind-the-scenes
The pitter patter
The ta ta ta ta ta ta,
You sometimes hear,
When you listen.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Psalm Challenge 127

Psalm Challenge 127

as I work through the weekly challenges,
The Psalm challenges give me a chance to reflect,
Try to understand what the writers were getting at.
The songs filled with pain, sorrow,
Hope, faith

I cut and pasted this piece below,
Not quite sure how the links will work.

I like this version...

Psalm 127 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition)

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Psalm 127

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
127 Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art 

thou, and it shall be well with thee.
Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
May the Lord bless thee out of Sion: and mayest thou see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

And mayest thou see thy children's children, peace upon Israel.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)by Public Domain

Red Birds

Red Birds

My hometown was 20 miles from Cardinal Stadium in St. Louis.
My Dad born pretty close to the Stadium. Then were they The Browns?

Mrs. K used to purse her lips and sing song, "Red bird".....when she saw a cardinal.
Mom also adored Cardinal birds which rubbed off on me,
Undoubtedly from the very beginning.

Now the St.Louis Cardinals of baseball are playing Boston Red Sox.
Each team one one game so far.
I am rooting 4 Cards....

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night Musik

Friday Night Musik
This week
A link posted on you tube,
... a mournful love song
By the master Rick Danko
Master Vocalist, bassist, fiddler,
Multi instrumentalist,
With clearly a heart of gold.
And too soon lost.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Certain Girl - Elvis Costello's Spectacle

A constellation of some of my favorite men singing about girls...
what could be finer...
Allen, Levon, Richard, Larry, Elvis....whoa



Never my strong suit,
Impatience, to the nth power.

Who among humans likes to wait?
No one I know.

Mom said to take notes,
Her voice in my head, a welcome friend.

She had to wait for this and that as well,
And never much liked it either.
Is that where I got it?

Usually the waiting looks like nothing,
When looking backward,
At the end of all the waiting.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tennessee Civil War 150: Shiloh Hill

For my Great great Grandfather who died fighting for the Illinois Regiment in the Battle of Shiloh...Jimmie Driftwood led me here...

Stairway to heaven

DSC03157Another photo I have been wanting to catch.
The cemetery on Route 2 as you approach Montpelier, Vermont
Stairs cut into the granite in 1897.

Monday, October 21, 2013

POSTCARDY: the postcard explorer: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Blogging Forward....from my favorite postcard blogger....

POSTCARDY: the postcard explorer: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Here are two maximum cards featuring the Gettysburg Address stamp that was issued on November 19, 1948. The issue date was exactly...

Crow Morning


Crows generally do not like being captured on film or otherwise.
One morning I captured Pa Crow's image
At the same time, Black Country Communion in the car stereo,
Gearing me up for work.

Sunday, October 20, 2013





above it all

Erskine Lague....Do you dare solve this mystery?

Erskine Lague's facebook link....go ahead...

Some strange magnetic field found me in its clutches,
Clawing at my curiosity,
My conspiracy theorist side,
My inner gears that longed for a challenge.

His name I couldn't forget.
Erskine Lague.
I doubted his existence
Even as I revered him
Before even hearing one strum of his.

I knew my journey had only begun,
to learn all I could about this 
transient country music sensation,
Most of his life a mystery,
After which we cannot say
Whether or not
He is history.

Faces of Tommy

Tommy cooperated for some fresh photos.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Psalm Challenge 126

Psalm Challenge 126

Psalm 126

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
126 Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,
Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.
Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)by Public Domain