A Playlist of New Tunes for Quiet Moods (with a Touch of Attitude)

I’ve always liked the word quietude. I like the way it sounds. I like the way it feels when you say it, the way your mouth makes a series of quick shapes, from a pucker to a smile and back again. I like the way the word sounds like it means — it’s a grander,… Continue reading A Playlist of New Tunes for Quiet Moods (with a Touch of Attitude)

This Band Is Your Band, This Band Is My Band

After more than a year of making head-to-headway, and with only about two weeks left to go, the 2008 presidential political circus trains are rolling into the center ring at full speed. The debates are over, offering little about the candidates’ stance on the issues, but providing plenty of fodder for comedians and impersonators. And now the political… Continue reading This Band Is Your Band, This Band Is My Band