Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day–a day celebrating all things love–I have discovered a musical group that is all about the dark issues surrounding love. Daughter. I love their raw lyrics. I love the way they tie the lyrics to the music. The lead singer’s voice is at times like Florence + the Machine and …

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This quote made its way around work the other day. It now hangs on the wall where I can read it everyday. It is a beautiful image, the bright shining thing in each of us. Do all the other things, the ambitious things–travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose …

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One of my new favorite listens! This is a studio video of “Oblivion” by Bastille. I think I may like this version even more than the one on his record “Bad Blood.” When you fall asleep with your head upon my shoulder. When you’re in my arms but you’ve gone somewhere deeper. Are you going …

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Emily Dickinson

It’s January 30. This has been a difficult winter. I know I’m not the only one out there who is ready for Old Man Winter to head back home. I’m not sure if it was the two inches of unexpected snow I woke up to the other morning, the howling Oklahoma wind or the forecasted …

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“Come around, let’s go found There’s no words to call Tonight, you really see nothing of this girl They work, they don’t know the roots behind ‘Cause I got a knife to cut out the memories So carefully, too carefully, it’s not necessarily To be so dark” There is this little circle of people at …

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Road Construction

Used with permission from Indiana Public Media.

The road to success is always under construction.”

–Lily Tomlin

January 17, 2014

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”–E.M. Forster


By Dora Carrington (1893–1932) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

September 20, 2013

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