Month: July 2022

worn old wooden floor

Contra Dancing

Every single thing I’ve done on the GOADS plan (Get Out And Do Stuff), I haven’t wanted to do. And every single time, after I’ve done it, I’m glad I did. This was especially true of contra dancing. The contra dance was in the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, a grand old building on a grand …

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Abstract of hot pink flower petals

The Beat & The Brain

Carrie Fisher said that in hindsight, she may have married Paul Simon because of his music. There was something about the rhythm of the words that made her bipolar brain feel better. When I listen to Paul Simon’s Graceland and “the way she brushed her hair from her forehead,” I think of Carrie. My father …

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