It’s easy to stand

Milan Kundera

…when everyone else is standing. But I’ll get into that momentarily.  For now – I just finished another excellent book by Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.  Calling it a book seems crude somehow, for in these pages Kundera no less than invites you to dive into the fundamental workings of society at large and humanity in the specific. Aphorisms glide from character to paragraph, and beyond recognition there is an understanding that articulates itself so fluidly you hardly notice since you agree so enthusiastically. Kundera is one of about three or four authors that makes me feel … Keep goin’

I don’t like people

Beloved Binge

In my other life, I am the drummer for “misfit pop” duo Beloved Binge.  One of our more popular songs, interestingly enough, is about not liking (but trying to like!) people. I’ve uploaded a new video for the song – and wanted to share with you, too.  Featuring old Atari E.T. video game footage, and other space adventure, because: Nothing says alienation like aliens.   I don’t like people Do you like people?  How are you trying?     … Keep goin’

Ingredient 3: Make art happen

One time in Greece, we were sitting in the back patio of my aunt’s home, playing guitar, singing, and talking. (Standard evenings in Greece. Don’t hate!) One of my favorite Greek uncles watched then said, “I wish I had of made a hobby,” when watching my husband Rob play guitar (after saying “Why are your songs so depressing?”). You need a hobby. Besides the point that it’s too late to develop a hobby only when your life ends (unless there really is an afterlife), he’s right. In addition to you stream of income, it’s mighty satisfying and minute-passing to cultivate … Keep goin’