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The hollydays are almost here and it is already snowing outinde. It just beautiful times. Cheers to you Santa and you are welcome whenever you want to visit us. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at McCarty Musings
(A couple of weeks ago, my boss asked me to teach the portion of the hospice conference in the Ukraine in May on children's hospice. We will be visiting a children's hospital and they've asked us to provide information. I agreed, but there are two problems: I know almost nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
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Thanks for nothing, Louisa May Alcott. My Grandmother Henson gave me the book Little Women on my tenth birthday (a treasured possesion. She wrote lovely things inside it.) I started reading it the same day. Ten days or so later, I came to the part about Laurie asking Jo to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
After watching Bugs Bunny slap an innocent bystander's face twice and explain to Daffy, "He had such a slappable face," Harper tells me about a boy who got hurt in PE. He developed a large swollen bruise above his eye and she was very concerned about it. And also fascinated.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
(Or why I appreciate my family...) Last night the MadFarmer was putting the Princess to bed and came out of her room to find me busily cleaning and hanging pictures. "Hey...If you will come downstairs with me and keep me company, you can lay on the couch and I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Hot Librarian Leanne to the group: I recently saw a list of fictional characters someone would like to sleep with and it sucked. I thought it would be fun to come up with one ourselves. I propose Faramir and Aragon from LOTR. I also feel like Kristen would like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
I joined a mailing list/program when I was in Amsterdam and visited the Anne Frank House. So I receive this email today: "Het is mogelijk om voorafgaand aan uw bezoek een inleidend programma te volgen. Voor groepen zijn er diverse opties, maar ook als individu kunt u online een plaats... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Which is not as important as the Marginalia Factor, but still... "These days, for a lot of our big titles, digital is outselling physical. That’s not what we’re seeing with A Dance With Dragons, and it really speaks to George’s fan base,” Scott Shannon, the publisher for digital content at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
"We know of an ancient radiation that haunts this member constellation- a faintly glimmering radio station. While Frank Sinatra sings "Stormy Weather" the flies and spiders conspire together. Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record... An old man sits collecting stamps in a room all filled with Chinese lamps. He... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Tonight I am reading Merwin’s words, a collection checked out from the library, and every few pages I find bits of your torn up library receipt- perhaps placed there to mark your favorite poems- or perhaps you wanted long lines of numbers to balance out the letters- or, perhaps they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy is one of my all-time favorite books. But it's not for everyone. It crawls, it moseys, it inches along- but I love that every word and every conversation is necessary to understanding the richness of the characters and their choices. If you aren't in love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
(For Harper, and in response to my incredible sister, Kacey, who asked why I don't write more about self-image.) "I never really wanted to look like you- I just knew I was supposed to. I thought you were boring, a little weird. I remember asking a friend, “So... once you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Last night I had the most vivid, glowing dream that Harper was speaking poetry- incredible, gorgeous, prophetic poetry. I just sat, enthralled and worshipful for as long as she was speaking, which felt like hours. Of course, when I woke, none of the words remained- just the vision of her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Everyone in Oklahoma who wasn't at Full Circle Bookstore last night to hear Justin, Amanda and Stephanie Fortney play their gorgeous bluegrass missed out! They played fantastic covers of Gillian Welch, the Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine Show (among others)- but my favorite songs of the night were their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
For the first time in my life, I have been craving...math. Geometry, Calculus, Algebra. Oh, sweet algebra. Give me a long clean lined page of notebook paper. Give me a freshly sharpened pencil with a virgin eraser. Give me the formula- and then give me the problems. I was always,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
I've decided that I'm a student. A forever student. And that I don't ever want to be the teacher. I've grown addicted to an open mind. There are only a few things that I'll growl at you about when we disagree. If you can prove me wrong or expand my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Harper is sick today- probably bronchitis. I am going to take her to the doctor later today but decided to make her soup first and let her get ice cream at the grocery store. We pull up to the apartment and she says, "Now we're going to wallow, right momma?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
A few things. The other day Harper wanted to know when she could dye her hair pink. I told her at fourteen she could dye it whatever color she wants. (Micah? Weigh in now before it's set in stone.) Also, she dances, right? She likes to dance to Beyonce (she... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
..and Ten Things You Should Know Before Going on the Daily Show. I need this book. The interview at the end is excellent if you are interested at all in mental health/pharmaceutical issues. Or anthropology. Or the hegemony of the West. Or Jon Stewart's plan to fix the problem of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Three years ago I started keeping a reading journal. This consists of writing down the title and author of a book, when I finished it, and my (usually) brief thoughts on it. This has been helpful in reviewing books, because I can look back at what I've read and loved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Several weeks ago, the pastor of one of the churches we are building told me that he would like to talk to me the next time I have a free chance. It immediately conjured up memories of being sent to the principal’s office back in junior high. Partly out of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Or...How The Daily Show is Warping My Mind I was watching the Today Show about two weeks ago when news of the London bombings broke. Katie Couric was talking with a journalist on the ground in London, and when all of the known facts of the story had been covered... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
K: Today, I think it would be really fun if you would address me as "my queen". M: Ummmm...I'd rather not. K: I'd rather not....my queen. M: What are you going to call me? K: (under breath)...whatareyougoingtocallmemyqueen...What about "minion"? M: Again, I don't like that. K: (sigh) Idon'tlikethatmyqueen. You're not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
Back in my fundy days I was always very intrigued by the dispensationalist conspiracy theories and prophecies about how Saddam or Gorbachev or even Bill Clinton was the Antichrist. Now I look back and laugh at myself. I still laugh at the many many preachers who claim to be able... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings
After 9/11, I realized I had gone through high school and college without ever learning a thing about any other culture besides the West. I knew nothing about the Middle East. I knew nothing about Japan or China. The only things I ever learned about South America were the few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at McCarty Musings