Autumn doesn’t officially start until Saturday, but we’ve been having a preview here in Charlottesville for the past week or so. Crisp mornings, cool evenings, leaves beginning to change. It’s raining today; everything is green-come-colorful outside, and there are drops on the windows. It’s a wonderful sound in the background as I work the day […]
Entries Categorized as 'Reading'
September 18, 2012
August 18, 2011
Picked up a beautiful book of poems by Georg Trakl today. Highly recommended. Music in the Mirabell A fountain sings. Clouds, white and tender, Are set in the clear blueness Engrossed, silent people walk At evening through the ancient garden. Ancestral marble has grown grey. A flight of birds seeks far horizons. A faun with […]
August 3, 2009
Some wise words on how to live life, by Wendell Berry: Breathe with unconditioned breath the unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensioned life; stay away from screens. This, certainly, is not my life. But I’d like it to be. The first steps are the hardest.
June 22, 2009
Here’s a poem I read yesterday that reminded me of Ron Block, the banjo player for Alison Krauss and Union Station and a frequent poster / commentator over at The Rabbit Room. Thought I’d share: The Grain of Sound A banjo maker in the mountains, when looking out for wood to carve an instrument, will […]
February 18, 2009