Friday, November 25, 2011

giving thanks

Thanksgiving Day, 2011

We visited friends and had a really lovely and relaxing afternoon. Last Saturday's journey and encounter is still much on my mind, but I enjoyed the day of eating and gab and came home to sleep soundly.

Today I sat in the lobby of Morgan Run near the fire, the club cat Phyllis purring next to me (it was good to be in the company of a cat once again, so wonderful) and I read the spec feature film screenplay I wrote and shelved six years ago. I was astonished to see how good it is, and more than a little dismayed with myself for not gritting my teeth and taking the next steps sooner.

I'll have more to say on the subject of giving thanks when tomorrow dawns. For now, I'm about to give my brain a rest from the emotional weight of the last couple of weeks and watch an episode of "Psych".

Much to be said, but it will have to wait.

Be well, O half dozen readers and friends of this blog, this inn along the roadside for our little troupe of traveling dreamers.


Friday, November 18, 2011

the machineries of joy, part one

Yesterday and today was spent building an assemblage piece. I haven't made art in a while, and it was a satisfying experience. Tonight I'll take photos of the piece before it goes off to its new owner.

It's name (from my Necessaire de Voyage series) is--



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

social media

On nearly a daily basis, I enjoy many of the positive features of social media. I'm careful about what I share and how I interact, and things generally go well for me. I learn, I meet interesting people, and I've even made some true friends. Through it, I try to be a positive force in the world in my own small way. The online world doesn't run my life, but it does enhance it.

Now and then, however, I am given a vivid reminder that all this social mixing in the great, vast, and busy cyber-universe is not without its negative aspects, even for careful participants. Today I witnessed (as I have before and undoubtedly will again) evidence of troubled souls out there who, despite seeming to be rational and despite having a deceptive level of social skill and intelligence, can bring their sordid personal issues and instabilities right into the middle of calm, considerate waters and wreak great havoc.

It's good to be reminded of this sad fact now and then, especially in a timely enough manner before real problems have a chance to manifest.

Sunday, November 6, 2011