the power of wriggling

“Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.”
–E. M. Forster

lunch with Owen

I advise you to watch it all, as there is a surprise ending.

3 generations of Taylor


Why in the night sky are the lights on?

      Blue Spotted Tail – Fleet Foxes

eight months


“I hope you’re well.”

I wish you hadn’t un-friended me on Facebook,
but I understand. I still read your blog
and your Twitter feed, which charm me,
and I imagine a life in which I hadn’t
stood on the subway platform holding the book
you’d just let me borrow and listening
to the song that still makes me imagine a photo
in which we are both tagged and an email
in which I hadn’t written “I hope you’re well.”

I have maggots in my scrotum

I was fortunate to get to see “The Book of Mormon” several weeks ago, and it is – of course – very funny, but it’s also a surprisingly well done old-school Broadway musical with clever choreography and catchy songs and all that. And with classic Broadway lines like “fuck you God in the ass, mouth, and cunt” and “I have maggots in my scrotum,” it’s no surprise that it was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards.

Strangely, one of the “Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical” nominees is Rory O’Malley, who I attended children’s theatre classes with many years ago. Here’s his big number…

      Turn it Off – The Book of Mormon


‎”When we are busy all the time, even busy with good things, the frenzy of our activism actually neutralizes our capacity to feel peaceful inside. It kills the root of inner wisdom that can make peace, and our work, fruitful. And so even though we are trying to do good work, if we’re desperate and rushed and frantic, we will unintentionally create suffering for people.”
-Thomas Merton (via Aunt Sue)