Oh, you are curious, aren't you?
My beautiful wife Stephanie, my
blessed boys Liam Sage & Rowan Skye and daughter
Elowen Juniper Gael, our cats Chicken Little
& Lavender, and our blue heeler Daamagome
sadly, Calamity, Ceilidh
and Bramble the weasel are, as Liam Sage so aptly
stated, "In the dirt." (well, for Ceilidh,
maybe we should sadly say "In the coyote"...)
instruments I play...
Guitar (electric &
acoustic, though, shamefully, I'm a better electric
guitarist than acoustic)
Bamboo Pan Pipes
Native American Flute
(alas, for I no longer have one...)
Various Hand Drums & Percussives
I also sing in my car with gusto,
but am way to self conscious to belt it out when
anyone's around... maybe someday I'll get over that.
Someone once asked me if there might be an herb or
flower essence for such trepidatiousness... methinks
that probably a fermented or perhaps even distilled
elixir, in liberal dosage, would be most effective.
Not real good at distinguishing
right & left
Horrifically messy but maniacally
I have this weird repulsion to long
forks, and try not to use them
deeply adored punctuation...
semicolons (;), ellipses (...), and
parentheses (()). Liberal use of well placed
commas is a nice touch, too...
Well, that depends; I really like
good tobacco & smoking, love hard cider and absinthe,
can totally get down with strong black coffee, aren't
averse to chocolate chip cookies and even (EGAD!)
drink coca-cola... that, out of all of them, is
probably the only one I'd consider a "vice"...
things I will
I will never EVER use those awful
abbreviations people use when they write emails.
No one will at any time see an email from me making
an acronym of "laughing out loud". Ever.
I also have no plans on ever texting. Which is
good, because I don't have (and have no plans to
get) a cell phone. So that's why I didn't text
things I've always wanted to do, but haven't...
Odin, the Norse god, hung upside
down by his foot from a tree for four days (and, in
doing so, discovered the meaning of the Runes); I have
to admit to finding a weird interest in trying that...
hmm... maybe this should go under personal oddities...
J. R. R. Tolkien
(young goodman brown is such a good
John Crowley's little, big
J. K. Rowling
I did quite like Susanna Clarke's
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell very much
bands & music...
Kansas (Steve Walsh
is probably my favorite singer ever)
The Bothy Band
Yes & Jon Anderson's Solo stuff
earth mother earth
Native American Flute
(Robert Mirabal & Bill Miller did a
great album called Native Suite)
Queensryche (yup, I
grew up a heavy metal guitar player... pray they can
reconcile with Chris Degarmo and get back to the
territory they explored in Promised Land)
artists I dig...
Steve Baibak (a good
friend whose creative virtues, quite frankly, are
Gary Larson (no less
a genius than Goldsworthy...)
My Dinner with Andre
Evil Dead II (yes,
The Grand Canyon
I do watch TV sometimes...
Lost is a damn cool show
(even if the finale was underwhelming)
Star Trek (the
original series was so socially radical; y'know
it had TVs 1st interracial kiss?)
Brother Cadfael (it
was on PBS... a show about an herbalist monk, how
could it not rule?)
The Muppet Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(especially wile e. coyote)
Rocky & Bullwinkle
hmm... I'm done for now; I'll add
more later (maybe) when I'm in one of these moods
where I feel like I should update something but don't
want to think too hard...