Chestnuts roasting over an open memory

I don’t have a lot of rituals. I have a few patterns, like my morning routine, but they aren’t filled with any meaning. They are functional patterns, designed to take me from initial State A to End State B with an efficient number of steps, established through many years of practice and slow, gradual, mostly subconscious modification.

But tonight I picked up chestnuts. Honest-to-God, 100% edible, roastable-just-like-the-song chestnuts. And I will roast them, probably Thursday night, and I will eat them. And it will be ritual, a welcoming sign of the Christmas season approaching. Continue reading

WOL007: Staring At The Sky

p6010017-wol007Hear me muse about looking at the sky, being in France, and the balance of utlity vs esthetics..

The album art is a typical street in the old port area. I believe this is looking southeast along Rue St. Nicholas.

(Decided to try an outdoor recording. Must find that setting on my H2 which automatically zooms on my voice, turn it off for more ambience.)

Theme song is “Things That Keep Me Up At Night” by Beatnik Turtle from the albums and The Best Of