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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bits & Bobs & Larry and Hozier....

It seems like October just slipped through my fingers. As Fall approaches I think it actually makes my Blood sluggish, well, that's my story (excuse) for neglecting my Blog and I am stickin' to it. The chill in the air (indoors because I haven't turned on the heat yet.) is telling me that my least favorite season is on it's way. I tend to hibernate a bit once the snow starts falling. I have stockpiled Books, music,digestives and wine for the months ahead.
Things have been quiet on the Acting side of things. I have done some work with the fabulous Bluestocking Film  people, who have always been in my corner and work hard for diversity in film. Since my Blog post about THE CAST OF MAINE  there's been a chill in the air from the community.

I have finished with formal ASL classes & am taking some online classes to improve my reading, which continues to be my weak point. If I can master that, I will finally be ready to try for certification. I may have arthritis by then, but making O's and E's will be much easier.

Reading & Music continue to be my solace and escape. My constant travel companions. I recently returned from a wonderful Holiday with family. I took my first Horse selfie & had my first tequila shot.

My music & books came along for the ride. I managed to finish a few books and bought some CD's.

ZEKE and NED by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana is the true story of
Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, who were the end of a dying breed in Cherokee history: True warriors.
After the Civil War Zeke & Ned try to build a life in the town of Going Snake, Arkansas, in Indian Territory, but prejudice and Civil War wounds die hard. Ned and his young bride Jewel Sixkiller Proctor yearn for the quiet life of farming & child-rearing, while trying to hold fast to their Indian Ways.
Zeke and his wife Becca, wish for the same, but have also chosen to
walk that path between the White world and the ways of the Cherokee.
When Zeke makes a fatal mistake in the heat of passion,the divide between the Whites & the Cherokees becomes a stark, deep & violent chasm and all of Zeke's dreams turn to bitter dust in his mouth.
I have had a love affair with Westerns since the age of 12. Maybe it came from my Father.Maybe seeing a Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour book tucked under his arm or lying on the kitchen table sparked my interest, which keeps him firmly in my memory, for which I am grateful.
The wilderness, tragedy,bravery & history, draw me in.
The story-telling is sweeping and character driven and told as only few are able and Larry McMurtry is a master.

What's catching my ear: Hozier

 Nico and Vinz

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