- Pegeenscouted11 hours ago
Jeanne Bryner left nothing to the imagination. I was in each paragraph: seated at the table with Carl and Ralph; inspired by Summar’s gift of creative compassion; wondering, if indeed, Dan was somewhere in a coma about to wake up.
- Pegeenscouted1 day ago
I’ve never watched The Bachelor, but I get how irresistible it is to stare at a complete disaster. That said, I was curious about the Golden Bachelor thinking that there was an opportunity for something with more depth and authenticity. Being vulnerable is courageous but alas that is apparently not a “reality” formula that gets good ratings. I loved this author’s rendition that she imagined and I may have even been interested enough to tune in.
- Pegeenscouted3 days ago
I was 17 when Love Story completely captured my imagination and heart. Ali MacGraw was “it” - the epitome of style, beauty and brains. Glad to hear she has found herself and is happy - not an easy feat in the Hollywood afterglow.
- Pegeenscouted4 days ago
PJ Harvey is reminiscent of Patti Smith. Listened to just a sampling and I’m intrigued. She was influenced by Tom Waits and Kate Bush. I know Waits (love him) but not Kate Bush. I’m listening to her now and love her. A worthwhile read, indeed! Interesting to note that Harvey admits to age affecting her as far as performing and touring. I tend to think of singers, take Mick Jagger for example, as eternally youthful and beyond that age factor. Good to know we all can’t recover as fast as we used to!
- Pegeenscouted5 days ago
Great interview with a very emotionally intelligent writer, Dylan Marron. I love that he was quick to say he is not a saint or promoting his own style of dealing with hateful messages. Intelligent insights.
- Pegeenscouted5 days ago
Abby Hanlon certainly deserves her success that took years in the making - even learning how to draw and illustrate her own children stories. Her world is magical, as kids imaginations are unbounded. I loved reading the Caldecott winners to my kids when they were young. I enjoyed the rich imaginative stories as much as they did. Children stories are not just for kids.
- Pegeencommented1 week ago
Glad Cher will be around for awhile longer. I think she is an amazing actress. Would love to see her in a new film. And her voice is classic - lots of rasp and deep tones. Giving ourselves a fighting chance is not only smart but mandatory in my opinion. SAD (Standard American Diet) is the perfect acronym for our way of eating!
I can’t imagine this doctor’s life when faced all day with such dire realities of drug addiction. How on earth could one look forward to work everyday? Or even leaving it all behind when home, safe and sound?
Overwhelming devastation. Cataclysmic. It seems the entire planet is crying out for help.
I remember Manet only in context with Monet and just because of the similarity of names. So I had to Goggle this painting and must say it is captivating and shocking for reasons stated here. Now I’m off to read more about Manet, as his composition, brushwork, lighting and attention to detail is superb.
I have found the older I get the more sensitive to alcohol I have become. I don’t feel the need for it on a regular basis and when I do decide to drink, one is best. Beyond that, I suffer poor sleep and a low energy next day, which I hate. I have learned to finally sip my drink and really savor it.
- Pegeencommented2 weeks ago
This article had me laugh out loud. I’m going along with the Dutch parenting guide, amazed that it sounds so much like how I grew up in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I’m discussing it with my husband over morning coffee, reminiscing how we had free reign to play; how I had to walk a half mile to the bus stop in all kinds of weather to get to school; how we always had to be home for dinner at 5 with the entire family; how we had set bedtimes and family chores to perform each week. Amazing! Then I get to number 6. The refrain I always heard from my father was, “Because I said so!” Period! No arguments - ever. Or you risked getting hit or grounded. But 5 out of 6 is great and I really did love my freedom and autonomy. Made for a lot of creativity, confidence and joy.
I look forward to seeing this movie. Patricia Arquette is a very bold actress, as per her epic role in True Romance - unforgettable. I’m confident she will bring her cutting edge instincts to this movie about another counter culture character, Hunter S Thompson. The late 60’s and 70’s were a Wild West of artistic expression. Buckle up!
Fascinating, compelling, honest, frightening. I have faith this young woman will find her way.
I think in today’s world, someone like Rachel Lotus would be SO appreciated. I loved this interview and found her answers so reaffirming, intelligent, creative and easily understood. I grew up in the late 50’s, 60’s and all my sexual information came from my best female friend two years older than myself. It was solid advice. But there was such shame, fear and oodles of misinformation that surrounded sex that there just HAD to be a “sexual revolution.” It was liberating and extremely empowering. Today, things are evolving even more and that brings a level of complexity that I feel requires an expert to help navigate. And I’m glad there is such competent help available. Bravo!
Wonderful article, important. “Grief always coexists with love, but it can also coexist with hope.”
- Pegeencommented3 weeks ago
Loved this article. Kennedy has hit upon the secret to having people listen - making a subject informative, interesting and above all fun. No one wants to be preached to or shamed concerning their eating habits and lifestyle. However, if treated with respect, most will remain open to new ideas. No judgment is a quality of life as important as the food you choose to eat. Kindness and love in all aspects of our lives makes for a much better world.
- Pegeenscouted4 weeks ago
I can certainly understand both sides - needing to unburden yourself and not wanting to be burdened, especially before going to bed. My dad was a police officer. On his very first shift as a rookie patrolman, he was called to an accident where 2 young boys were playing on the railroad tracks. One of the boys got hit and was dismembered. At the time, we, all 5 young girls, lived in a small home next to the train tracks. After that experience, my dad never shared his days with my mom. And he worked really hard so he could move us to a much safer neighborhood. Back in the 50’s it was considered weak to seek the help of a therapist, especially for men. But thankfully a lot is changing in that regard.
Beyond a 10! Well written and informative. The last paragraph sums up my feelings and obviously Oppenheimer’s beliefs about the great importance of the arts and culture in balancing the momentum of scientific exploration. It does mirror our current situation concerning technology.
Love this article because I am the “chilliest” person I know. Music really affects me. It can alter my mood immediately, take me back in time, illicit a certain memory, place, person, event. The list is VERY long. My taste ranges from Motown, Jazz, Standards, Classical, Gospel, Blues, and pop. Artists include Elvis, Sinatra, Joplin, Etta James, Queen, Righteous Brothers, KD Lange, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Mozart, Schumann - seriously, endless. I am a sound, lyric, melody receptor but I also love silence, especially when walking in nature. I never listen to anything but the birds, wind and my inner voice during those moments.
My heart was beating fast just reading about this. I don’t like the idea of burying spent nuclear waste in Mother Earth but I have no facts about this at all, so no real say in the matter until I do know more. But it seems important to know.
Beyond a 10! This fact floored me: “We can not graduate residency without knowing the penis inside and out. You’d think the same would be true about the vulva. It’s not.” Shameful! These 3 women urologists seem to have the balls and Vulva to demand change!!!
I remember seeing the first traveling King Tut exhibit in Washington DC in the late 70’s. It was a spectacular, mind blowing reveal of the amazing craftsmanship and stunning beauty of a highly sophisticated artistic culture. Thornwell Jacobs Crypt of Civilization, containing a bottle of Budweiser and a recording of a champion hog caller, among many other examples of early 20th century life, sounds dismal in comparison!!!
I can’t wait to see this epic performance by Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. I remember Diana Nyad - she was such a trailblazer in not only training her body, but her mind as well. Such inspiration!
I’ve listened to an entire week long summit dedicated to this super cranial nerve. Even purchased a book by one of the speakers. It is such an easy longevity practice to incorporate into your life. You don’t even need to purchase anything. Just doing a deep breathing practice for 10 minutes will do a world of good for your body/mind/spirit with zero harmful side affects. You will be more grounded, balanced, focused, energized and peaceful.
Very interesting article. I feel it’s always good to have ‘controversial” opinions because within the discourse there arises some valid questions to consider.
Important update to the honey bee situation. As always, a fascinating read about something I knew little about.
What an amazing woman, an “outlaw Jew” who penned one of the most famous sonnets of our time. Tragic that her life was so short.
Yikes, this seems like such an incredibly arduous way to make a living. Exhausting just to read about it. It must be disappointing to Al that neither of his sons wanted to get involved in the business. But I can certainly see why. That oven does seem like a magical piece of equipment - a work of art.