Archive Monthly Archives: April 2017

Something Else. . . Returning to The Cranberries

The Cranberries released their new retrospective acoustic album Something Else this morning.  It’s the 90’s band’s first release since 2012, so to celebrate, I’m featuring a track and taking a little walk down Memory Lane for this week’s Things I Love. Alien Sound in an Alien Landscape I remember pretty clearly when I first became […]

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The Drink of Gods and Champions?

This weekend American Gods, based on the acclaimed novel by Neil Gaiman, will air its long-awaited premiere on STARZ.  To celebrate, I’ll be raising a glass of mead. For those unfamiliar with the novel, the premise is awesome; each time a group of people have come to America, they’ve brought their Gods with them.  Even […]

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The Pitfalls of Perceived Potential

Remember all those awards they used to give out at the end of the school year when you were in Middle and High School?  You can picture what I’m talking about, right?  They were so fancy; a full-color inkjet border on thick, marbled paper; your name scrawled in calligraphy; a foil leaf star or medal […]

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Almost. . .

Have you ever been caught between a really great dream and the fear of turning it into reality?  Have you resolved yourself to a certain situation only to be disturbed by a sudden gust of hope that, maybe, you’d rather hadn’t come along?  I wrote about the first question a couple weeks ago, but today’s installment […]

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Living Seasonally

There is a packet of nasturtium seeds in the junk drawer in my kitchen.  Early in the morning or late at night, when the house is quiet, I can hear them calling out to me.  Their voices are soft, but powerful; they speak of growth, potential, and the glories of a long, golden summer.  They […]

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