Saturday, January 30, 2016


There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. - Bill Watterson

Friday, January 22, 2016

Episode 11 - Time

Word of the Day - Time

Discussion about the meaning of time and some science fiction creeps in.

Art is how we decorate Space. Music is how we decorate Time.
(If anyone knows where this lovely phrase comes from, we would love to attribute it.)

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Danny Dunn Series by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams. Boy scientist books for children.

Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852), the daughter of Lord Byron and considered the first computer programmer. And the Sphinx.

"It seems fair to say that human history can be viewed as a sort of ongoing experiment of the effects of the interaction of time (whatever it is) and the collective human consciousness." - Lamont Wood

Time is "a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey - stuff." -Dr. Who in Blink

"A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune." - William Faulkner

"It has been said 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." - Rose Kennedy

Happy birthday to Beth's son, Taylor!

A Little Sweet...

Leslie is still working on her hap shawl, Quill by Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's Spring Thaw Collection. Only 90 more rows to go in the center section.

Beth is putting together a trip to VirginiaTech, planned for March, for a group to see Danu, a Celtic band performing at the Moss Arts Center. Time returns to the conversation with the History Around Us program at the Reynolds Homestead on February 3, featuring Marvin Keene and his presentation, Patrick County Then and Now.

A Little Tart...

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A Time to Kill by John Grisham

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Fun science fiction movies and TV shows: Back to the Future, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek.

"Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time." - Jorge Luis Borges

"There's a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go." - Tennessee Williams

"There is no wrong time to do the right thing." - Charles M. Blow

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." - Bill Watterson

"The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning..they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay." - Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait

A Little Unexpected...

Firefly Fare, Roanoke, Virginia Excellent food and a great place to gather with friends.
From Africa to Appalachia featuring Cheick Hamala Diabate, Sammy Shelor and Danny Knicely.
Virginia Folklife Program, with a documentary about the show. 

Your hosts wind things up and head out into the snowstorm until next time!

Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Episode 10 - Spirit

Word of the Day - Spirit

Talk about definitions of spirit, biblical references to spirit, The Holy Spirit
Warning! Knightley puts in his two cents by barking at around 9 minutes into the session

The Shack by William P. Young
A Little Sweet...

Quill center section showing provisional cast on. Garter stitch in wool yarn.

Leslie is working on Quill by Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's Spring Thaw Collection. A little about provisional cast-ons. 
Beth is bringing in the New Year at the Reynolds Homestead with lots of events planned, including a youth art show in March and April.

A Little Tart...

Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead by Christine Wicker.
The Greenberry House Ghost


“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I was reminded of the Four Immutable Laws of the Spirit: Whoever is present are the right people. Whenever it begins is the right time. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. And when it's over, it's over.” - Anne Lamott

“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.” - Hermann Hesse

A Little Unexpected...

A visit to Galax, Virginia.

Twisted Fork on Oldtown Street

Fabric postcard by Galax local artist Linda Hudson

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts

Factory Man by Beth Macy
 WHEO radio in Stuart, Virginia.

Your hosts wind things up and chose the word of the day for next time.

Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx
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