I guess since this is a rebuild of the original, I suppose I should explain the name of this site. Way back in May of 2006 I started a blog I called North Carolina Mountain Dreams at WordPress.com. Over the course of that first year I noticed a lot of what I was writing had […]
I tried to see if the Wayback Machine had the very first Coffee Muses post… It seems the earliest they captured was from Jul 13 2007. Here is what was occupying my mind way back then: Well, I meandered thru my email, read the headlines and opinions of the paid opinion makers, and finished my […]
I find myself spending a bit more time on the back porch today. For some reason the temperature is still below 70. It has made for a while pleasant morning of breezes and bird songs… now of only we could get a break from the raining weather! I kept trying to capture a recording of […]
Again… A funny thing happened on the (almost) eighth anniversary of this site/blog… I managed to accidently delete my database. So basically everything I had posted here… kind of like, went away. And since I had been ignoring this place anyway… And all of the links in my old posts were dying slow deaths as […]
With Ben Folds and Nick Hornby… Yeah.
I had spent the week watching the weather forecast. A week ago they were forecasting fog for the day. By Monday the forecast had a 70% chance of rain. By Tuesday the chances were up to 80% and it was looking like a washout. But tradition is tradition. So I loaded the truck in dripping fog […]
Yesterday my wife came home with a passel of worries about Obamacare. She wanted me to go online and find out if what she had been told was true. It seems one of her coworkers had heard something on the radio that had her worried. There was talk about the IRS, an Obesity surcharge, a smokers surcharge… […]
Everyone lives with self mythology. The more important a memory is to the story we tell ourselves about ourselves, the more often we rehearse the memory. And the more often we relive those memories, the less likely it is that they are true. via Seth’s Blog: A legend in my own mind. While I agree with the sentiment of […]
I keep coming back to the fact that this has been one of the gloomiest winters I can remember. We seem to have been stuck in the overcast since Thanksgiving. Just a day (or at most two) of sunshine each week or so. The only brightness in my days are the goldfinches at the feeder […]
When we go out, we carry some warmth into the night, and when we come in, we carry some cold into the house, a vanishingly small exchange of energy in a universe of such extremes. Verlyn Klinkenborg via Zero in the Dark – NYTimes.com.