Monday, July 20, 2009

Bloggy July Notes

As I slowly percolate into the steamier months of summer, I have to break for at least a makeshift post.

The pic above is what my kids do on the Fourth of July, just before we light off our backyard fireworks display. What are they doing, you ask? Well they are reenacting the death scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" of course; with Nick handling most of the meatier action. That kid can project.

Then there is this pic:

That is Nick in Ashland, Oregon, home of the world -renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It sits in a valley 14 miles from the California border. We watched "Much Ado About Nothing" the first night, then walked the streets of Ashland, noting the Bard-themed establishments. My faves: 'Juliet's Massages' and 'CD or not CD'.

And now, as the days are longer and brighter, and my cheffy spouse awaits the rebirth of a new restaurant (She is not used to being home so much. Strange, I know)...we tick away the hours reading and rewatching movies to pass the time.

I am podcasting and I'm nearing my goal of 25 straight weeks of posting. Please give a listen and recommend to a friend. (A friend that isn't me.) I'm actually getting better as things go on.

Well, I'm going to knuckle down through August and try to muster some writing discipline. Ahh...elusive discipline...

Until then...