Like many of the things I feature on this blog, I stumbled on this video of Bela Fleck while I was looking for something else. Filmed for Paste Magazine in 2017, Fleck performs a mashup of Bach and his own tune, the Sinister Minister.
When I spent weekends visiting my grandparents growing up, there was often Broadway musicals playing on their record player. Sunset Boulevard was often in rotation, so I loved that it serves as the inspiration for this portrait taken by J.J. Grafton. Over the Christmas and New Year period, we watched a lot of old films on television, including Sunset Boulevard, starring the wonderful Gloria … FADED DREAMS
Much like the fictional train in the French comic book Snow Piercer, the trains of the White Pass Railroad also had to push through frigid winter conditions. During Alaska’s gold rush they hauled prospectors and everything they needed to survive (at least one ton of supplies) from Skagway to the gold fields in Dawson City. The trains are still operational, running for sightseeing tours.
For me, early January usually provides some welcome quiet after the holidays are over. Granted, they were much quieter in 2020, but it’s still nice to put all of the decor away and settle back into a quiet routine. Evening walks, bedtime yoga, and of course, more writing. Writing Prompts Return your tree to the wildLovely, dark, and deepMidnight blueFresh snowBare branchesSilent and stillPale lights in the nightQuarter moonA wild crownThe scent of weather turning