insta-novel

so, my sisters laura & ruth and my brother joe and i are going to write a novel in 30 days.  (50, 000 words)  i have no idea what to write about.  anyone got any ideas?

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play day

today i saw ian mckellan, roger reese and a couple other guys in a little play called “waiting for godot.”  ever heard of it?  it’s kinda a big deal.

did i mention i was in row 6?  that’s kinda close.

quote time

i haven’t posted quotes in a while, so here you go:
“Nothing is insignificant if it is done out of love” .mariusz hodyr
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses” .abraham lincoln
“Treat your friends like your best pictures, and place them in the best light” .jennie jerome churchill
“How many cares one looses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone” .coco chanel
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” . jimi hendrix
“The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us: ‘That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed, but who works for the benefit and happiness of God’s creatures. Belief in God is to love one’s fellow men.‘” . abdul ghaffar khan
“If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority.” . david w brooks
“All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.” . jean goss (i really like this quote.  “nonviolence” can be replaced by any number of words: invasion, religion, missionary work, welfare, etc.  if love isn’t our foundation, all we believe in becomes a gimick.)
“At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.” . marting luther king jr
“Truth is my God. Nonviolence is my way of realizing Him.” .mohandas k gandhi
“One Eva Smith has gone – but there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness, all intertwine with our lives, and what we think and say and do. We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.” . “an inspector calls”  (honestly, folks.  go out and read this play.  it’s AMAZING!)
have a lovely day folks.

Around the Well

has anyone listened to the new iron & wine album?  i am in love with it.  literally.  whenever i listen to it, i get in this weird romantic mood:  i want to cuddle, hold hands, and be vulnerable. (i have no idea why) i’ve always that when i felt like this, i would know it was love.
sam beam is a genius.  listening to his work, i even think his beard is attractive.

stupid universe

today, mom and i were suppossed to see “cat on a hot tin roof” with james earl jones, but when we got to the box office to collect our tickets, we realized that the company we ordered them through had made a mistake.  the tickets weren’t at the box office. 
stupid universe.
alright, the universe isn’t all stupid… the manager at the theater said that the company had been having some problems with the tickets, so she gave us tickets for next week, a row closer.
i forgive you, universe.

politics

i don’t really like blogging about politics, because i am generally much more liberal than many of you, my dear readers.  but i am very interested in what you think about the supreme court ruling on unlimited corporation contributions…

any thoughts? 

i disagree with it, but i am curious to see your guy’s opinions…. so don’t hold back