As I was driving to work yesterday morning, on came this…
It dawned on me that Damien Jurado is the musical equivalent of Raymond Carver.
Jurado’s music has sonically moved in various directions since his “Rehearsals for Departure” came out in 1999. But just check out his latest effort…
Which got me to thinking, “I wonder what kind of short stories Raymond Caver would write now if he’d not died in 1988?”
Sometimes I wonder why I love tragic white boy poets. It’s a spit in the face to my gender and certainly gives me no multi-cultural street cred…It can be rather embarrassing really.
I woke up this morning with this poem on my mind
Raymond Carver - Happiness
It’s Saturday morning, yet I was wide-awake up at 5:30 a.m. Coffee and peanut butter toast never tasted so goddamn good.
I swear to you, I don’t read books just on account of them taking place in Seattle.
I plomise. (scroll to 10 min. 15 sec.)
But tonight’s Book Club (where I’m the youngest by almost 20 years…amazing women, this crew) we read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
So maybe it’s not the best writing in the world (says the gal who couldn’t write her way outta’ a bag…yes. I wrote bag…whateva’) but it’s a brilliant idea to have the narrator of the book a puppers. How can you not love a story told from the voice a boogins-ditter-dots? (‘boogins-ditter-dots= dog origin: my mother-in-law, Jules)
For a good weekend read (and a fabulous cry) check-check-check it out.
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public”
Dr. Cornel West
Guess who’s coming to St. Cloud State?
Brother Cornel West
And guess who’ll be in the front row…
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn
Mr. Zinn would hate it that I see him as a Hero…too bad.
“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”