Finished Reading: Tales from the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. 📚
A great follow up to Before the Coffee Gets Cold. I really enjoy a series of short stories that make up one bigger story.
Listening to: “Black Line” by Jelly Cleaver 🎵
A sultry, blues-rock, slow burn? Sign me up (and play it loud).
We ignore the emails and
My money isn’t going to anyone today.
It’s grace and gratitude,
Thankful for life and the
many parts of life
the good and bad,
the ugly and the difficult.
That we are breathing,
That we love and are loved.
I immerse myself in that.
A favorite breakfast for any occasion, really. Especially thankful to begin today off like this.
Listening to: Things Take Time, Take Time, by Courtney Barnett. 🎵
Since it arrived, I have listened to this CD a few times (on repeat). It’s distinctly Courtney Barnett but, calmer (?), slower (?), more mature (?). I love it.
I stroll through the dark
The path through trees.
It is cool, damp, quiet
To the left I see light
sitting at the edge
breaking through the trees.
It calls, invites.
I look forward, continue on.
I wander through the darkness
and it wanders through me.
Finished Reading: Daughter of the Morning Star, by Craig Johnson. 📚
Another episode in one of my favorite book series. I’m happy the story explored the alarming number of missing Indigenous women, the reasons they go missing, and how little attention their stories get.
The water pounds the shore,
The rock, worn by force
A rock fighting back,
Wave after wave,
A long-waged war of futility.
It resigns to accepting
And embracing those waves,
Though they wear
Though they erode,
Watched: Jungle Cruise (2021) 🎥
Interesting and entertaining. A fun movie for a weekend evening. I was surprised with how far into “fantasy” they took it. I guess I didn’t expect a myth-come-real element.
This week I am grateful:
Finished Reading: Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child. 📚
Another classic Jack Reacher story but I do enjoy when he beats up on bad people.
Twitter is nothing but a parade of cops. Policemen’s day at the ballpark. It’s not just political, or strictures on art. It’s everything down to, Do you put ketchup on a hotdog? Fuck you! Do you put pineapple on a pizza? Fuck you! Because I’m a cop and I decide how everybody lives their lives. That’s an absolutely poisonous thing to pour into your head, especially if you’re a writer. The constant hectoring and hall-monitoring of that place. The purpose of Twitter is to let everybody know that you’ve got a badge and you’ve spit-shined that shit and you are controlling these halls.Jordan Harper
Finished Reading: Grass, by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim. 📚
Ripped my heart out. Stories of being separated and torn and discarded by your own family, to then further face the horrors and cruelty of what we humans can do to one another. Survivors have stories that we need to know. Deeply.
Finished Reading: The Waiting, by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim 📚
Heartbreaking story on many levels, from parent-child relationships, the war and history of Korea, to the current struggles with senior citizen care. Well written and beautifully drawn.
Finished reading: The Good Asian, vol. 1 📚
Wow, more stories and art like this, please?
She had a rough few days (dental surgery). In many ways she is an 11-yr old cat. In some ways, she’s still a kitten. In all ways, she still rules our household.
Still take up space.
take up space.
Space and weight
To be carried with you
This week I’m grateful
Craving simplicity while
experiencing the pain
Knowing it is easier to add
then to take away.
Consume and add in small amounts
starting and stopping with less.
Greed and fear