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This blog is out of use and out of date. I am now posting on mercedesorten.blogspot.com

Friday, July 14, 2006

Are you Too-ga-tha? Dedicated to TIRZAH!

This post, and this poem, is dedicated to Tirzah.

The House of Desire
This is really the story of a
sista who was very too-ga-tha
in everything but life. You
see she was so too-ga-tha
she had nothing but
strife. Everyone thought

because she was so
too-ga-tha she didn't
feel pain and the men she went
with felt just the same. They got
to-gatha with her and then, once they
were, left in most un-togatha ways.

Her end was a black one without pain,
tears of strife. She finally
concluded there's no earthly
use in bein too-ga-tha
if it don't put some
joy in yo

-sherley anne williams

Being too-ga-tha isn't everything, now is it?

Current book I'm reading: The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Sweet photos of the day from a sweet newspaper website...

I like the first two photos the best...one from NYC and one from Montana! Click click here!!

Current poem I'm reading: The Waste Land by TS Eliot
Current song stuck in my head: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Bonnie Tyler
Current mood: stressed

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Black Swan

I got the job with the newspaper that I wanted! I'm starting Monday the 17th and I plan on giving detailed descriptions of my workplace and the work that I do. I'm very excited as this is the "in" that I have been waiting for at the Austin American Statesman. Even when I first moved to Austin, I wanted to work at this high-powered, highly circulated paper and now here I am, doing it! I'm so excited!

And, on an entirely different note, check out this awesome video of a wonderful song that I love by clicking on the link below:
Watch Interesting Black Swan Video by Radiohead
or here if the above does not work...

And this is my black swan, black swan...
This is my black swan, black swanShe's silly, isn't she?

Current book I'm reading: Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
Current Song Stuck in my head: Obviously, "Black Swan"
Current mood: Contemplative.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


So, well, life is not completely FUBAR...somehow I manage to get by and get by looking good, too. Yes, that was a joke. But the following is not a joke:

Recently, death has visited me and my immediate, adopted family. Unexpectedly, which I'm not sure is easier or more difficult. It caught us all unawares. So life has had an exhausting damper on it lately. I cry almost every day over the loss and what that loss is doing to the people around me. Yoga helps. And the love of my adopted family helps, too. I must recognize that I have become far closer with my "adopted" family after this incident, and for that I am overwhelmingly happy.
As JSF says in his most recent novel "Can any good come from your father's death?" The question, I know, sounds so strange. The idea that joy can come out of life and birth is there, right? So I'm going to tip-toe over very carefully to the idea that some joy, if not difficult to find joy, can be found in tragedy. Personally, I find it fascinating that despite tragedy humans are able to still smile and find moments of joy within sadness. A cute girl that I stayed with in Grand Junction, CO highlighted this aforementioned fact to me while I was staying at her parent's house. The idea that all good tragedies flirt with comedy is really very true and obvious. She's right.

So in this short little blog I'm going to focus on the healing and joyful parts of my life lately. Joy can be found in sadness. Thank heaven!
Mercedes and Jessie on top of the Grand Mesa in GJ, COThank you to Jessie for taking Andrew and I up to the Grand Mesa, where the accident happened. It is beautiful, isn't it?

Mercedes and Andrew on top of the Grand Mesa
Thanks to Jess for snapping this adorrrrable photo.

May he rest in peace on top of the Grand Mesa. May he rest in peace in Fort Sam Houston as well.

Current book I'm reading: Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
Current song stuck in my head: "Hey Jude" The Beatles

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Fourth A Sad Day for Canines!

Fireworks are animal cruelty!

I'm sad for these puppies!

Note the tinge of sarcasm, but truth, to this post. I want to adopt one yet I find this article and this problem with dogs and fireworks amusing...those poor little puppies!

Current book I'm reading: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
I am a marathoner. That means I have a tummy that could sieze a spider.