I found out recently, after ten-plus years of having our dogs, Arlo Guthrie and Ellie Mae, that the folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie’s father, wrote one novel, about a couple struggling during the Dust Bowl.
The female protagonist in the novel was named Ella May.
We didn’t name Ellie. She came to us named.
#synchronicity is real.
If you’re interested, it’s House of Earth, written in 1947, and you can buy it here and support independent bookstores:
Ellie (the dachshund) was in the hospital this week for two nights. She still has to go back to the vet on Monday, and to the cardiologist, and she’s on a bunch on meds, but she is feeling better, acting more like herself, and she’s home. Things are chaotic out that window, but the babes are home and safe. Arlo has his sister by his side. All is well.
via Instagramhttps://instagr.am/p/CCBwpokD-JE/ Four-leaf clover found on Father’s Day. Found one for each of us❣️ #fourleaf #fourleafclover🍀 #luckyme #luck #fathersday #fathersday2020 #jigsawpuzzle #puzzles #acolorstorydarkroom #acolorstorygoodvibes @acolorstory
via Instagramhttps://instagr.am/p/CBpM_5aDRN-/ #juneteenth #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #music #lyrics #prince Repost from @prince using @RepostRegramApp – “Now’s the time 2 find a rhyme
That’s got a reason and frees the mind
From angry thoughts, the racist kind
If we all want a change then come on get in line” -Prince, “We March”
via Instagramhttps://instagr.am/p/CBoHhj_jZH-/ My @erincondren planner cover is birch trees, to remind me every day to work on my novel. Beatrice Burchett (birch), the main character of my novel, Watching the Detectives, is coming to life, and will be part of a bestselling novel. I was challenged to do this by @thewritepractice. #thewritepractice. You can listen to excerpts on my podcast, @theremightbecupcakes.
via Instagramhttps://instagr.am/p/CBmJqBZjCR3/ …and I found my “The Glamorous Life” 45! 💎 Just played it on my Victrola and that initial percussive beat is still the best. I will never forget seeing @sheilaedrummer on an awards show—the Grammys, maybe?—and they gave you glow-in-the-dark drumsticks and turned the lights off, and your sticks were just these beautiful musical blurs in the dark. 🥁 ✨ #sheilae #1984 #1980s #1980svintage #1980smusic #45s #blackmusicmatters #blackmusic #blackmusicians
via Instagramhttps://instagr.am/p/CBik-YaDi8J/ I found my Purple Rain 45! #nofilterneeded Look through the hole, and accidentally by perfectly framed you’ll see @sheilaedrummer’s “The Glamorous Life. @prince, I do believe I have some purple velvety scrapbook/craft paper to back this with—I am framing this for my podcasting office. ☔️ 💜 You are still the best. @princemuseum #prince #sheilae #1984 #1980s #1980svintage #1980smusic #purplerain #purplerain💜 #45s
Just learned today about Max von Sydow’s death at age 90 on March 10 (time moves so strangely right now). I’m going to celebrate him by working on @itswilwheaton’s blanket while watching the director’s cut of The Exorcist: 11 extra minutes, includes more exposition with his character, Father Merrin. He was 43 when he filmed it (5 years younger than I am now) and the aging makeup was so phenomenal that, in his old age, he looked the same as he did as Merrin. I haven’t decided if I’m going to watch it, or watch it with Friedkin’s commentary. Both are a sublime experience.