Secret Selves

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This concept has always fascinated me. I am not most interested in knowing what you are up to (though we are all curious), but I wonder more specifically about myself: am I deliberately hiding something or making  an effort to not share or disclose?  We are ALL in the public eye whether we deliberately choose to be via social media or whether we are just casual travelers down an empty street in London. (the cameras, have you recognized ALL the cameras?) Sorry to break it to you, but even if you don’t see a camera, conceptualize the capability of Google Earth, then narrow it down to your physical being. All I’ll say, Raytheon. A local Dallas company. The technology exist … Read More

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Recording Existence

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I’ve been journaling since I was 12. I do vaguely recall a gift years prior of a proper ‘diary’ : dark leather, gold embossed, with a lock and tiny accompanying key. When I was gifted it, I was too young: to stay with one thought, to have a worthy secret, to have anything genuinely interesting to say. Is it hormones that first lend to privacy? Probably, yes. We are the only animals which can stay attached to a memory. But why do we choose to keep them? Some of us hoard every ticket stub and momento, awards, certificates, cards…then there are those that live out of a backpack. We now have the capability to store our DNA, our daily workouts, … Read More

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Inside Scoop

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Seeing as though consistency with this blog is not my forté, I’m fairly certain it will cease as soon as I transition this whole site into my music website. Surely, within the next year, the blog will segue into tour dates and stories you can access by signing up for my newsletter. There will be a blog, but not under this format or covering any of the topics this space has been known for, i.e. book reviews, architecture, design. Here are some behind the scenes pics from the music video to the song Hard Love.   yes the dress is see-through 🙂   The photographer Houston Brown can be accessed by clicking on his name below the pics on my … Read More

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Read and Restore

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News to me: Anne Frank was not the only young chronicler of the Nazi Occupation. Books are harder for me to get rid of than clothes. Even if I think i may wear something again, i hand it off easily. But even knowing I won’t actually read a book again, i still hoard it. I like the eye appeal of my well-stocked book shelves. I’d rather be better read than most fashionable any day.  What do you do with old books? Cookbooks I’m absolutely certain to not use, I donated to a local cooking school or gave away to friends they suited, i.e. David Lebovitz’s chocolate book to a sweet-tooth phene. My most treasured is a 1865 German Bible i … Read More

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In All Seriousness

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There’s a lot to take in regarding the current war zone of despair racking Ukraine. Let’s recap, out of Quartz Yanukovych’s days were numbered.  That is when opposition protesters poured into Independence Square in loud defiance of a law pushed through by Yanukovych that effectively outlawed public dissent. An axiom of such situations is that strongmen are in trouble when protesters stop fearing bullets, and so it was for Yanukovych on Jan. 28—shots were fired, but his opponents stayed put and stubbornly demanded his resignation. To defuse the situation, he had parliament reverse itself, and he pushed out his prime minister. But events already were set in motion. Yesterday, Yanukovych agreed to accelerate elections that were scheduled for next February. And … Read More

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