I've never thought of ambient sound as something that some of us get to choose and some don't. I've never thought much at all about the sounds around me. I grew up in a house with four kids and an endless rotation of babies. The television was always on. I went to public school with … Continue reading The Sound of Sound
Despite my love of big cities, I somehow didn't make it to Chicago until I was 35 and then never made it back. So when Solar had a week long conference there—giving me a free place to stay right on the river—I decided to join. Why not? And when he suggested we extend the stay … Continue reading Chi-Town, Take Two
I recently starting rereading Diane Ackerman’s A Natural History of the Senses, which I read for the first time approximately two years ago. The book is an exquisite and vivid journey through our five senses and how they guide and influence our interactions with the world around us. It’s a beautiful piece of writing that … Continue reading Sanctuary 2.0: Re-Engaging the Senses
REDACTED What else are people writing in the A to Z Blog Challenge? Check out today's featured blog, sponsored by the letter T: Travel With Archie. Filled with delightful experiences in wonderful places. And she writes about Rochester, NY, near where I grew up. No one ever wrote about Rochester!
REDACTED What else are people writing in the A to Z Blog Challenge? Check out today's featured blog, sponsored by the letter R: Relax-N-Rave. I just love this post on obsolete decor. Shaggy carpets, bean bag chairs, massive TV consoles - yup, we had that all growing up and no one should have them … Continue reading Romeo
Who says that moving from a crowded metropolitan hot spot to an isolated hilltop means that life is going to be that different? Life is going on pretty much as before. Well, maybe there are minor differences. Like deciding which outdoor view I want when I’m working at home – Boulder valley, the forested peak … Continue reading Week Two in the Mountains: Loud and Nude
OK, I realize I’m really stretching here to make the letter N work. I had a legit topic for the letter N, but based on my experience last night, I decided a change was in order and that I was going to make what I wanted to say work with N no matter what. Last … Continue reading Not Cool
Given yesterday’s post, I think it would be too easy to choose coffee as my letter C mistake. I was definitely wrong to not like coffee at first, and I was really, REALLY wrong in my early thirties when I gave it up for a whole year, but I’m going to write about cassette tapes … Continue reading Cassette Tapes