• music

    muscle memory

    by  • April 26, 2016 • friends, music, poetry • 5 Comments

    muscle memory dishwashing always needs a soundtrack so I let my phone play deejay and the next thing I knew I was chewing on a piece of grass walking down the road even though we ain’t go money there’s a place in the world for a gambler so dance with me ‘cause oz never...

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    practice

    by  • April 18, 2016 • music, poetry • 4 Comments

    practice I spent the evening singing harmony with a pick-up gospel choir— songs I didn’t know parts I didn’t know offering me the gentle reminder that listening comes first, then you sing. Peace, Milton

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    prine time

    by  • April 13, 2016 • music, poetry • 5 Comments

    prine time the first time I saw John Prine we were both much younger he sang fish and whistle—you forgive us and we’ll forgive you—and then the one about the angel that I learned too the last time I saw him was the night before his cancer had returned and he sang for almost...

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    lenten journal: seasons

    by  • March 11, 2016 • hope, lenten journal, music • 0 Comments

    Maybe it’s not exactly the right word, but I was well into my thoughts for tonight when I realized I had already used weather; seasons will have to do. We have had a couple of early spring days here on the Shoreline, and it set me to thinking of songs about wind and rain...

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    lenten journal: soundtrack

    by  • March 9, 2016 • lenten journal, memory, music • 2 Comments

    When I was in elementary school and the first part of junior high, we lived in Lusaka, Zambia. One of my clearest memories is of our Sunday after-church ritual: we would come home and have lunch, and then Dad would wash the dishes and Miller and I would dry them. While we worked, we...

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