Slow me down woe Lord

Woe me down slow.

Bleed me some peace Lord

Peace me some bleed.

Grow me wide deeply Lord

Deeply me wide.

Law me fist raw Lord

Raw me fist law.

Low me fast glow Lord

Glow me fast low.

Sail me down gale Lord

Gale me sail down.

Praise me slow raise Lord

Raise me slow praise.

Join me vast coin Lord

Coin me vast join.

End me wild bend Lord

Bend me wild end.



Titles Maybe…

Earth R Us

13 Ways to Look at the Earth

7 tips to survive a dreaded social event

7 ways to finesse a  ”

7 ways to handle ”

7 ways to Survive  ”

Seven Meditation Tips

Work Like Nobody’s Watching

Elderly Women in Trailer Parks     :)*******

We Don’t Need No Stinking Birthdays

Binge Thinking        (Grapev)

Going for Broke

Tit for Tat

Dangerous Neighborhood

Never Now

Seven Ways to Handle Christmas Dinner with Family

Positive Pitching

You Are Your Own Expert

Mothership of Mine

The Power of Maybe

If I Was in Syria (or ?) Right at This Moment

Difficult Times

Any Port in a Storm  (aa)



Things I wonder

Do pacemakers and pulled teeth/old crowns get recycled?

Do salvage yards for mobile homes exist?

Is there any market for Knock Knock jokes?

The high costs of dental work.

Are flat roofs worth the required maintenance?

Do noir crime novelists exist in Korea and Vietnam and the Philipines and Bali?  China?

What percentage of the planet is landfill?

How might the planet survive the most severe impact of humans?

How fences and walls affect the “physics” of sound.

What ultimately happens to old or no longer used email accounts or other “documentation” on the web/internet?

If I wanted to create a map of the world that indicated the amount of “shed blood” by country would the entire globe be dark red?  Drip?














Good Books & Addictive Authors


Refugio They Named You Wrong  by Susan Clark Schofield

Nowhere Else on Earth  by Josephine Humphreys

Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley

Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodie Picoult

The Monk Downstairs  by Tim Farrington

Anthem for a Reluctant Prophet by Joanne Proulx

Lynda La Plante

Ken Bruen

Most Scandinavian Crime novelists

Peter Taylor?  (Australian)

Dennis Lehane

Michael Nava

James Lee Burke

Tana French


Spirituality of the Body by Alexander Lowen

How We Die by Sheldon Nuland



Audiobooks & Narrators still with me

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

Sea Biscuit by Laura Hillenbrand.  Narrated by Campbell Scott.

Cell by Stephen King.  Narrated by Campbell Scott.

The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale.  Narrated by Don Jellerson.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Narrated by Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell.

Any James Lee Burke titles narrated by Will Patton.

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane.  Narrated by Michael Boatwright.

Prodigal Summer written & narrated by Barbara Kingsolver.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.  Narrated by Richard Poe.

Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  Narrated by Jenna Lamia.

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden. Narrated by James Jenner, Ali Ahn ?

The Shining by Stephen King.  Narrated by Campbell Scott.

Beach House by Jane Green.  Narrated by Cassandra Campbell.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  Narrated by Edward Herrman.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Narrated by Lynne Thigpen.









Querky things I remember:

  • “It’s a dog eat dog world and there ain’t enough dog to go around ” news cartoon/ 2005 in SF
  • ” They say God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle, but I don’t know what homeboy thinks my back is made of”  Elderly woman in documentary about terminal illness.
  • “Story about the housewife who cleaned everyday all day. She spent her life fighting dirt and when she passed away she was buried in dirt.”  Not sure where I heard this.
  • “That dog don’t hunt.”  Not sure.
  • If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”  Not sure.
  • “Shoot all extremists”  wall graffiti in Sebastopol, CA/1978.
  • “Little Crooked House”  Name of home-organization business/2010.
  • “We’re all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars”  Oscar Wilde
  • “Lets be frank with each other.”  My mother/ age 85 in 2006.
  • “Hair is a woman’s crowning glory.”  My dad when I was a teenager.
  • “Other people show me to myself.”  high school friend/ 1970?
  • The raw dialogue in the original Bad News Bears movie.  Long time ago.
  • The bathtub falling through the floor in the movie ‘The Money Pit”  “
  • The title of the movie “Throw Mama from the Train”                          “
  • How amazing Christian Bale was as a little kid in the movie “Empire of the Sun”  “