Monthly Archives: December 2011

Carbon Leaf

Carbon Leaf last night at Lincoln Theater: Y’all know I am a sucker for guys singing harmonies around Grand Ole Opry mics, right? If you missed it, it was a fun show; I thought their Irish-inspired and traditional music, penny … Continue reading

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Wide Open Spaces

At hot yoga today, we were each lying in a helpless swoon on our respective mats, recovering from camel pose.  You only get thirty seconds or so for the rushing noise in your ears to quiet, and just enough time … Continue reading

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Apparently there about as many traditions for ringing in the New Year as there are people ringing in the New Year.  I heard a new one this week: in many parts of the world, people buy new underwear for New … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue

I have been birthdaying all week.  I’ve enjoyed every bit of it, starting with Sunday night and my favorite band at the Haw River Ballroom.  Monday my phone, which I thought was irretrievably dead, resurrected itself in a Christmas Miracle. … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Christmas won. I have been resistant to Christmas all season.  I have been balky and reluctant and generally a Scrooge since Thanksgiving.  It wasn’t deliberate, but if I have learned anything in my twenty-nine years (y’all are too polite to … Continue reading

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Chatham County Line

Having a Christmastime birthday is lame, y’all.  I don’t know what my parents were thinking.  I came home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking, and that was pretty adorable, but the whole three-days-before-Christmas-birthday thing has been downhill ever since. … Continue reading

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Hey Wow

Last night: Connells at the Pour House.  I have mentioned elsewhere in these pages how much I love the Connells, how much I have loved the Connells since time out of mind, and that I don’t even care if that … Continue reading

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