Two things today. First- I have been unsuccessful in reading the protected blogs even with the password. I get a blank screen when I attempt to look at them. If anyone else has had this problem or knows how to fix it regardless, I would be interested in some assistance. I am curious about who […]

Music T.

Here’s an album I’ve been listening to this week.  Every time I listen to it, a different song hits me — never the same song twice.  Curious…. Bonus Track below the Matt Pond PA.  I just found out about Kate today and I like the track I’ve posted below.  Find more out about Matt Pond […]

Protected: A Passing

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Protected: Debt

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Paging Peters

I hope we hear from Jeff on his Mental Health posting, personality tests, and our group dynamic. Everyone has submitted their Meyers-Briggs test, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re excited to read the results and Jeff’s analysis. No pressure but friendly pressure. I don’t want to lose that […]

A Valentine

Here’s a poetry post for Valentine’s Day. I recommend this one to give or read to your respective loves. Sadly, my beloved is in India for work, so we’re celebrating, as we can, from afar. I’ll be somewhere with a Guinness, remembering Galway… Here’s to all of you and yours. –Shotts Sonnet XVII by Pablo […]


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Bright and Early Music Thursday

Good morning, all in Hollow Men Land!  Hope these tunes find you well…it’s extra long this week.  I combined the extra tunes I’ve been collecting over the past three weeks.  Hopefully, there’s one or two songs you find to your liking. 01 Shack | “Cup of Tea” 02 Cord | “Sea of Trouble” 03 Longcut | […]

Nine Approaches to a More Ecological or Cultural Way of Eating

  I read this (below) at the end of an article, “Unhappy Meals,” in The New York Times Magazine, January 28, 2007. It is by Michael Pollan, whose most recent book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, was chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 best books of 2006. […]

We Are What We Eat: Conversation Continued

I would say the most continuous discussion on this site has involved food, health, vegetarianism, fasting, etc. Kind of intriguing, so I thought I would add this to that conversation. In the January 22, 2007 issue of The New Yorker, there is an article by Steven Shapin about the history of vegetarianism. Here are a […]

Poetry Post: Carl Phillips

Here’s a poem by Carl Phillips, one that I’ve especially admired, from his book The Rest of Love. -Shotts Custom There is a difference it used to make, seeing three swans in this versus four in that quadrant of sky. I am not imagining. It was very large, as its effects were. Declarations of war, […]

Friday Music Thursday

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton | Knives Don’t Have Your Back 01 Our Hell02 Doctor Blind03 Crowd Surf Off A Cliff04 Detective Daughter05 The Lottery06 The Maid Needs A Maid07 Mostly Waving08 Reading In Bed09 Nothing & Nowhere10 The Last Page11 Winning I’m sorry for not getting a Music Thursday up last week.  As a […]

It Is Easier to Conquer Than to Govern

 From the studio of Ned: Click on the image above to enlarge.