Category Archives: The Finer Things

Top 25

I stumbled upon this list from the NY Times this morning. It’s the top 25 books of the past 125 years, as nominated and voted on by readers of the NY Times Book Review. (The 125-year timeframe is a nod … Continue reading

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Puppy Energy Haiku

Oh little FreyaEyes, ears, nose explore the worldJoy canine-i-fied!

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Swan Lake

Thanks for sharing this, Alice – it took my breath away! And no, I am not going to be posting video constantly … but to make time for shoveling snow, I may fall back on this occasionally.  So here’s Shelby … Continue reading

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Shelby … She Can Pretty Much Sing Whatever She Wants To!

Chain of Fools … Shelby Lynne circa 1991.

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Another HollyCornblog Photo as the USMNT Gets Ready to WIN!

Here’s another great photo sent along by HollyCornblog … imagine it gracing your notecard collection!  😉 Who would you send this beauty to?  Or maybe you’d want to just frame it and keep it for yourself! (Can you tell that … Continue reading

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Friday's Fulsome Fulminations

Last night I saw Aimee Mann give a great concert at Tupelo Music Hall … her voice … her lyrics … her fights with the record companies … love ’em all!  Here’s an interview with Aimee from Out Magazine … … Continue reading

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Sub-Zero Sunday

It feels like Alaska here in NH this morning – and so my thoughts turn naturally to Sarah Palin.  She is a busy gal, you betcha. Everyone’s read, if they follow her at all, about how she is blaming the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry – on a Sleety Saturday

There’s a very interesting article posted on Christmas Eve in the NY Times about Elizabeth Alexander – the poet who’ll be reading at Obama’s Inauguration. But for now, here is Elizabeth Alexander reading Ars Poetica #92: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC9Vyhir2Y … and here … Continue reading

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Soccer This Saturday, and Some Other Stuff, Yeah

There is actually women’s soccer on TV this Sunday – amazing!  On the national team side of things, the Youth National Team is in Chile, where they play in the finals of their World Cup in a game that is … Continue reading

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Obama and Poetry

From The Poetry Foundation (via Alice) here is a link to a wonderful podcast on the subject of our new president’s relationship to poetry. How refreshing is it to even be able to contemplate such a subject!?

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