Category Archives: Fun and Silly

Rockin the Cradle

Singing and dancing are two of my favorite things to do.  So I was very excited when my friend Megan Leiss recruited me and Tim Wells to perform with her at a fundraising concert for our church, The Episcopal Church of the Advocate.  The church is in the middle of raising money for its new building; I’m happy to say that the benefit was a great success (raising $4,000!) — and it was an awesome good time, to boot.

Here’s some video that my sweetie shot of Tim Wells & Friends performing “Who’ll Rock the Cradle?”  Thank you to Elia and Allyn for kicking it up a notch with their dancing!

…and now for some awesome gospel harmonies, harmonica, and washboard! Continue reading

Snow? Snow!

Snow treat

A snow treat!

Last week, after Christmas, Erin and I visited our fabulous friend Shelly and her family in the lovely North Carolina mountains near Asheville.  After a great day of bumming around Asheville, we were all thrilled when it started snowing!  You piedmont-dwellers know how it is: with so few chances for snow in Chapel Hill, snow almost always feels extra magical.

That is, it felt extra magical until we began driving home from Asheville on windy, unsalted mountain roads.   Continue reading

A Carolina Christmas Tree

Here’s what happens when a burgeoning videographer, her girlfriend, and her girlfriend’s mom go get a Christmas tree in North Carolina.  Oh, and two of these people are from New Jersey.  I think that must factor in somehow.

If you’re wondering where you can find that catchy music, check out the Squirrel Nut Zippers “Christmas Caravan” album, circa 1998.  It’s full of toe-tapping awesomeness!

Erin lights

Erin prepares to light up the tree

Leg lamp

Joanne’s miniature leg lamp

A Pearl on the Ocean Floor

A Pearl in the Sea

Last week, this Rumi poem inspired me to make some photographs (like this one, left; more below the poem) with a scarf, a pearl, and a very small whale.

This poem comes from The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks.

Where Everything is Music 

Don’t worry about saving these songs!

And if one of our instruments breaks,
it doesn’t matter. Continue reading