Monday, September 29, 2008


Scarlett walking., originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

Being a non-secular humanist, I do not toss the word "miracle" around lightly. And sure, you can say that this is no miracle, it's the result of hard work and a lot of therapy. But let me tell you -- the chills that you get when you see a friend's daughter, who has been wheelchair-bound her whole life, get up and WALK across the living room -- well "miracle" seems about the only word fit for the swell of emotions in the company of a tightly knit community. Not a dry eye in the house, and even thinking about it now brings happy tears to my eyes.

Happy birthday Scarlett, we love you.

Another Great Einstein quote

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

Friday, September 26, 2008

we're not gonna take it anymore

Twisted Sister's "we're not gonna take it" would be a better soundtrack for this.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hatch Show Print

at Hatch Show Print, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

While in Nashville we went into my favorite place, Hatch Show Print. Just as we were looking at some posters I noticed a group of people going into the back area. I grabbed Stephen and said "Let's go too!" and just as we were stepping through the swinging gate a woman that worked there said to us "are you part of this group?" Gulp. "Can we be?" I innocently asked. She mulled it over for a second and said "Sure come in, we don't usually give tours but this is a special arrangement" woot woot! So we crashed a little private tour of Hatch Show Print and were able to see the super large 30" x 40" letterpress that can't even be inked - the artist has to hand-ink it with a brayer and do one print at a time. We saw shelves and shelves of plates, and they explained that the Hatch brothers used to cut up old wooden plates and made the large shelving unit out of them. We met one of the shop cats and saw the CNN posters they were printing for the presidential debates. It was an amazing experience and we were really lucky to be there at the right time.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nashville here we come

Stephen and I are headed to Nashville, Tennessee tomorrow for the Americana Music Association Festival and Conference. We will be busy attending some seminars and meeting people, but I do hope to get a chance to do some thrifting. Dresses and cowboy boots!

Friday, September 12, 2008

why we drink

i love this:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Currently listening to...

Cue taken from Holly at decor8
Here is the music I've been listening to lately:

Hang Jones
Americana band from San Francisco with a story album coming out about an outlaw in the wild west, also -- my husband's band!

Rupa and the April Fishes
Local San Francisco band, Rupa sings in french, spanish and english with beautiful lyrics in each language. She's also a doctor part of the year.

Beatbeat Whisper
Another local band, from Oakland - a brother and sister duo with really great lyrics and voices, and acoustic guitars.

Hungarian and Gypsy folk music

Songs for Moms
all female band from the eastb-ay that sing great harmonies in their kind of folky punky way

Reverend Gary Davis
My favorite blues/gospel man

And as always, just listening to a lot of This American Life.