I have a great friend who knits socks. Today I washed my favorite special socks she made for me. She dyed the fleece, spun the yarn, and knitted them to fit me perfectly. If you think you can buy socks that are that special at any five-and-dime store for pennies, you don’t have a clue […]
Interview: Alison Moore
Author/Performer and Riders of the Orphan Train Crow: People from all over the world find each other. I met Alison through Kerrville and the band Still on the Hill. After reading her book Small Spaces between Emergencies, I became an admirer and fan. In the swirl of years, I haven’t kept up with all she’s […]
About THAT Song…
Dear Friends, Fans, Folk and Family, I’m writing to you like I used to do in the magazine ZMN (Zassafras Music News). My storytelling will still include monkey-mind thoughts, new wishes, news of others, and philosophical doodah… music, drawing, weaving..etc. OK? I’ve been thinking about the visual-acoustic brand that music tattoos on our bones and […]
Just Because. It feels great to give back.
Fed up with missing deadlines by the thickness of a frog hair? Twice I planned to submit a painting, drawing, or weaving for a fundraiser for ESSA. Eureka Springs School of the Arts Inc. Solved it. My original small pencil sketch of the singer Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) is already […]
Every book opens into a world where we can get lost. The Pandemic has given many of us the chance to rediscover, discover, and celebrate books. They are not always your grandfather’s musty dry pages in a worn book cover with his cold pipe on top. More than a flashlight under the covers at night, […]