Ryan is my musical hero. Follow the link to Bandcamp and buy if you like. All proceeds from sale of the single are going to support John Anderson, a friend of Matthew’s whose family are dealing with the ravages of late stage ALS. I hope you enjoy the song and consider making a contribution.
Odd how the darkness always makes us whisper,
With the last of the sun you can feel the approach of the winter,
And now is the time of each day that I desperately miss her,
I suppose I will learn how to live my life without her
~ Cowboy Junkies
The geopolitical issue here is not whether Ukraine joins Europe or Russia. It is whether Ukraine becomes increasingly integrated into the political and economic community of Europe, as well as having a very close relationship with Russia. It is also whether the EU will stand up for basic European values on its own front doorstep, as it failed to do in Bosnia 20 years ago.
It’s a nice story: Best player goes to the coach’s house to say, “What can we do to get better?” and the team does a 180 after that and goes on one of the greatest runs in school history.
I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.
Saw Kathleen write on her Facebook today that she might not want to make music anymore. That, in my opinion, would be a loss. Hoping she just needs a recharge, and we get her back soon. Bon Fortuna, Kathleen
“there are some things I used to be, won’t you find the will just to remind me”
Ormonde are Robert Gomez and Anna-Lynne Williams (Lotte Kestner, Trespassers William)
From their first record, Machine
Dylan Farrow lives in a world where people have consistently told her that her experiences didn’t happen, that her own memories don’t count.
I read Dylan Farrow’s letter over the weekend; I was unaware of this story when the allegations were first made twenty years ago. I have not dug into all of the accounts. However, I did find Dylan’s account very credible, and beyond that I simply invite you to read and think for yourself.
I shouldn’t have been surprised. Couper is a Wimbledon fan, and Wimbledon fans are always happy to talk football. In fact, it is their enthusiasm for the game that has made Wimbledon possibly the finest football club in the world.
But somewhere in her memories there’s the buried fact of the wolf associate, the observer, the ally, the constant companion, the one who endured the dress-up sessions, considered taking her hot dog but thought better of it, went into her room now and then to see what was up, lived a confident life and suffered the hugs of crazy human love. The eyes, while dim, ever bright; the ears, having failed, still up and alert. A beautiful dog. An absolute individual. An indisputable soul in a humble container who gave her the necessary lessons in life: love, compassion, kindness in hard times, and the necessity of remembrance.
brought to mind the impact our dogs, Miles and Ella, had on our lives, and how they left us too soon