Stuff I Like About Hadestown, a list

I got into Hadestown just in time for the OBC recording to start coming out, so I’m enjoying doing comparisons between the songs on the live recording and what’s being dropped.  So far I … um … kinda like the live version Hermes better? (Andre deShields is really good, though! Don’t @ me!) I reallyContinue reading “Stuff I Like About Hadestown, a list”

and now for a musical interlude

Hi there!  I hope you’re enjoying Dropping Slow, and if you haven’t yet donated to either the Sharon the Light website directly or to my CrowdRise, that you’ll consider it!  Just scroll down to any of the Dropping Slow entries and click the links. I asked on Facebook if anyone might be interested in my Dropping Slow playlist,Continue reading “and now for a musical interlude”

Every Single Day Starts Tomorrow!

And if you’ve got some extra cash and want to donate to some worthy causes … Every Single Day for Feeding America Karen Sorenson is creating her second poetry chapbook, We Feed the Dead (that is a seriously awesome title), to raise funds for Feeding America.  The link goes to FirstGiving, which lets you donate anyContinue reading “Every Single Day Starts Tomorrow!”

Guess who got a donation yesterday? So, as promised: “Anything Can Be Used As a Bookmark,” by yours truly (special thanks to the Zweeble). This song was brought to you by the-cassandra-project‘s Every Single Day Challenge and the donation of Laurel M, whose fundraiser for the Sierra Club is here, if you’d like to thankContinue reading

goddammit, amanda

I have the week off work. I had plans.  Plans to clean, and write, and file things, and maybe get the three of us off of our shared Apple account and into Family Sharing because I’m tired of the 8 year old getting texts meant for the lovely husband on the phone he has justContinue reading “goddammit, amanda”

things about David Bowie

Bowie was Scott’s.  That’s the first thing. “And your prayers, they break the sky in two,” is the second. Heathen is the third thing.  It’s not on my iPod in its entirety, and it’s all I want to listen to. Bowie was myth made manifest.  That’s the last thing.  I grew this story of himContinue reading “things about David Bowie”

Randomnicity, mostly because my thoughts on the Hamilton soundtrack are pretty random right now

So what’s been going on in Laura-land … ? Thing the First Whelp, my lovely husband is blogging again, which is a joy.  His blog is a little bit of everything: writing samples, shameless other people promotion, personal stuff. Rants, probably, at some point. His most recent post is–hey!–a lot of random stuff. And just for the record,Continue reading “Randomnicity, mostly because my thoughts on the Hamilton soundtrack are pretty random right now”

clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

So, I hate “Happy.” I mean, not really, but for a while it was everywhere and I felt like I was being ordered to be happy by every car ad, grocery store speaker, and minion in America, and if I want to be in a bad mood I’m going to be in a bad mood,Continue reading “clap along if you feel like a room without a roof”

state of the Laura: writing 10, me 0

There’s a quote floating ’round my Tumblr about writers and procrastination, and while I might have an entire post about that in me, today I just want to say that my problem isn’t procrastination so much as it’s a total inability to prioritize the four or five projects I have going on right now:  Continue reading “state of the Laura: writing 10, me 0”

State of the Laura: no longer drowning in snot …

… my eye is itchy, though, and it’s driving me crazy. So what’s the haps? (I am nothing if not slangy and current.) Let’s see. We sent the boy to Lego Engineering Camp (which is also “science stuff, too, Mom!”) for a week, and basically everyone we’ve mentioned this to has asked us if he’sContinue reading “State of the Laura: no longer drowning in snot …”