Month: September 2010

ProNUNciation, not proNOUNciation

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” This, one of my favorite quotes, is by a man whose name I did not know how to pronounce – that is, until yesterday. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Now, I don’t sprechen no Deutsch.  So the fact…

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Mountains and music

It’s September 28, and on tap to be 92 degrees today.  While I am seriously perturbed at Denver’s unwillingness to budge into fall, the good news is that there is no snow in the mountains, and I was able to get several more 14ers under my belt this past Saturday. I did the Decalibron –…

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In terms of love

Is it better to have high expectations, or none at all? You guys have come through with some excellent thoughts in the past – care to pipe up again?

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(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Meg Allison

It’s not every friend who has starred on a reality TV show.  But then again, it’s not every friend who writes amazing songs, sings like a bird, and is gorgeous to boot. Blog, meet my dear second-soul, Meg Allison. Meg and I met after I saw her play at the Bluebird Cafe in early 2008. …

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Same difference

One of the very embarrassing ways that I spend my free time (and oh, I have a lot of free time) is making photo collages of things that are similar. I know: BORING.  But I’m a connector, okay?  It’s just what I do.  I see things, and make connections in my brain, and then introduce…

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In search of motivation

I think that the best way to get me to do something is for someone to tell me that they don’t think I can do it. Actually, here’s how it really goes.  Someone tells me that they don’t think I can do it, and I believe them.  I get sad and discouraged.  I probably cry…

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Galloping ostrich brain

I am alone in the office this week.  But don’t worry – being alone has never been reason for my brain to get bored.  Au contraire – being alone usually results in my brain galloping full-speed ahead, albeit awkwardly, kind of like that ostrich in “Swiss Family Robinson.” So let me go ahead and tell…

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Home is wherever I’m with you

I spent the weekend in Southern Colorado, just a stone’s throw away from New Mexico, at a cabin with family and friends and dogs and sangria.  The aspens were turning, giving the mountains blond patches in their otherwise dark beards.  We celebrated the wedding of Kyle and Emily amid golden leaves and vivid blue sky,…

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And now, for a long story

When I was a senior in college, I stopped every morning on the way to class at a coffee shop called the Java Bean.  Every day, I ordered the same thing: a 16 oz. cup of coffee with room.  That’s all, nice and simple.  The baristas recognized me, and I always had exact change for…

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Messy love

With my Netflix membership, I wind up watching a lot of crappy movies.  “Noble Things” was awful.  “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” made me want to gouge my eyeballs out.  “Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham” was the hokiest thing I’ve ever seen.  “The Invention of Lying” was I CAN’T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT.…

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