Month: September 2017

Weekend Grooves

“Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It… Read More ›

Essential Oils to Go

As Henry was doing his morning yoga routine this morning out on the Asylum grounds, and the monarch butterflies were enchanted with the oregano in the garden that Henry hasn’t managed to mangle, I started to think about essential oils…. Read More ›

Weekend Bossa Nova

“My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often – in fact, mostly –… Read More ›

The Weekend Funnies

fid·dle-fad·dle – noun: trivial matters: nonsense.  California Caregivers Could Face a Year in Jail for Improper (Transgender) Pronoun Use The most controversial aspect of SB 219 is imposition of fines and jail time to caregivers in long-term care facilities who fail… Read More ›

Why We Write

The great journalist, satirist and cultural critic, H.L. Mencken, (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) wrote: “Why then do rational men and women engage in so barbarous and exhausting a vocation (writing) – for there are relatively intelligent and… Read More ›