"Oh, it's just a game, a silly little game. Everyone's a fool so you don't take any blame. With entitled narcissism, you speak courageously. You're praying to gods who are meaningless to me. You're preying on the weak and those who don't believe." Letting the Arkells do the talking today. Get angry, people.
Social media gets a bad rap. Yes, it has its unpleasant sides; the misinformation that spreads like wildfire, the bullying that can go on (although I think this happens more with the younger set, yes?), the plummeting sense of self-worth when you follow people who are seem to be far cooler than you (don't deny it,… Continue reading My pin-up moment; or, why social media is awesome
"Comin' in a mess, goin' out in style..." Up until about twelve hours ago, I had planned on sharing something else entirely, a bluesy rock album I'd been grooving to all weekend. But then, as they're wont to do, the Gallagher brothers happened. I didn't feel the urge to go on an Oasis-driven binge when news broke… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – D’You Know What I Mean?
This is post number 52. Which, had things gone according to plan, should have been published two months ago. But nothing seems to go according to plan for me these days, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. When I started my blog, I'd hoped to average about a post a week, if not more. Lofty goals,… Continue reading Anniversaries and missed deadlines
"And I remembered all the things that I used to care about and I realized that they have faded; they don't matter to me now. They are just moments in a lifetime which I'll never understand. Just a glance across a room, a cigarette burn on my hand; just a second of conversation on a Sunday… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – Postcards from Ursa Minor
It's probably not surprising to hear that I've spent the morning thinking about last night's horrific news from Manchester. I've tried to jot down my thoughts, but I'm really struggling with it. Everything I try to say comes across flat, platitudinous, and I can't properly express the depths of my emotion. Because, once again, this… Continue reading A few precious hours in a space of our own
*In the spirit of trying to post something semi-regularly, kind of like my monthly book reviews, I thought I'd do a weekly blog about whatever song or album or artist has, for whatever reason, been getting a lot of play in my house. It won't be about trying to impress anyone with trendy new bands or deep… Continue reading What I’m Spinning
The last time these guys made an appearance in my blog, they kind of got the short shrift. They closed out a busy two weeks of traversing the east coast and, in much the same way I collapsed, exhausted, on the couch when I finally got home, I lost all momentum in writing my recap.… Continue reading With eyes closed tight, I swing with all my might
* Trying to carry on with business as usual feels a bit like fiddling while Rome is burning at this point. But this story isn’t so much for you – although I hope you’ll find resonance within it – as it is for me. Because I need to be reminded of the inherent goodness of… Continue reading The kindness of strangers
I need to step up my reading game. Once upon a time (pre-smartphone app distraction is the best I can figure), I was constantly reading. I loved Goodreads' annual reading challenge (and still do) - I can keep track of what books I've read during the course of the year AND it compiles all the… Continue reading On my bookshelf – April