MORNING DANCE

THE GRIEVING DAUGHTER

Finally getting around to some Blackout Poetry of  my own.

Juana Olga Barrios | Helados, 2014

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

#beinconvenient

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | GLENNON DOYLE MELTON

Couldn’t have predicted I’d have a Christian Mommy Blogger on the Mad Whip, but Melton is something else all together and much more. Read some of her story here.

DETROIT

Kathryn Bigelow, killing it again . . . .

LADY MORMONT

“I don’t plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me,” Lyanna said, the camera panning to an approving Brienne. “I might be small, Lord Glover, and I might be a girl, but I am every bit as much a Northerner as you.”

Just as Glover attempts to interrupt, she continues: “And I don’t need your permission to defend the North. We will begin training every man, woman, boy and girl on Bear Island.”

AAAHHHH, yes. Game of Thrones is BAAAACK!

STAYING AFTER

I grew up with horses and poems
when that was the time for that.
Then Ginsberg and Orlovsky
in the Fillmore West when
everybody was dancing. I sat
in the balcony with my legs
pushed through the railing,
watching Janis Joplin sing.
Women have houses now, and children.
I live alone in a kind of luxury.
I wake when I feel like it,
read what Rilke wrote to Tsvetaeva.
At night I watch the apartments
whose windows are still lit
after midnight. I fell in love.
I believed people. And even now
I love the yellow light shining
down on the dirty brick wall.

Linda Gregg | In The Middle Distance

Juana Olga Barrios | Maine Summer Camp, 2017

I ♥ OJAI

UNTANGLED

Prep work  ⇑

Goodnight, Ojai ♥

ARUNDHATI ROY READS

I’d started the book within hours of snatching my copy from Kinokuniya when at about page 100 I thought to look on audible to see who might have narrated the audiobook. Well, it was Arundhati! So I downloaded the file and synced it to my book and had the enormous pleasure of having her read to me as I read along. Amazing! I’d neer done that before. Aside from the fact that she can pronounce all the unpronounceables in Urdu and Hindi it was her theatrical flair that I really enjoyed. And then I remembered she’d been a film actress in her twenties.

Read it!

Listen to it!

ENJOY.