It’s all good now. The candle is lit and she plays the piano. Wait, no… listen there’s a small sound, twitching around somewhere above the piano cords, a small descant vaguely distorted. And in the kitchen under the table a rabbit nibbles away on cold boiled potatoes.Erik Werenskiold , Kvinne spiller piano 1870-tallet

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 340 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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You Might Be a Writer If…

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A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”

Masicker? Missucker?

WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*

I am supposed to be an adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.

I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?

We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?

You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…

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The animal is waiting and he is a cat. Always was a cat. Not a poodle, but then I am no Goethe either. He did not feel so well around poodles, so the story goes. Kd vde, maau, jaau. The cat, he is not who you think he is remember. He is kind, but careless with his love. E, the moral has passed above his beautifully rounded skull and for that, I am grateful. For his grace and slenderness is almost obscene. Imagine seeing that in a man… or do not. Feel free.

Deit Summersets Cold Mountain. I love you. Beautiful beast. If the water is not falling, after today, he can go out again, and met his mistresses and kill for the joy of it. Deit Summersets Cold Mountain leave me beautiful but sorrowful presents, and let me cuddle him for thanks.

You wonder now, what this expression wants with you, and I will let you totally decide that for your seeelf. Small or big, clean or dirty.

Cinderella bird, careful now! Deit Summersets Cold Mountain can her the flutter of your see-through wings, you beautiful darling. Flutter, flutter far, far away from my garden.

So far you tell me, well he still is just, a cat. You may be wrong, you may be cannot see far enough or deep? Well se, I cannot help you there, the wail, conceals what needs to be unseen. I myself try hard to remember that.

Flexibel imagination.


I am flexible, you see. Like a spoon in the hand of an Oracle. I bend, as not to disturb the universe.

I bend my will, sneaketh past, but then, there is the knot, and I am tied, to tight.

I walk then, on a tightly tied rope, it is a slope, towards an abyss, and me, the spoon will, ah,

not fall, but cling to the nose of the Oracle, in distress.

I fear I will after all disturb the universe with my failing to obey, the law.

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Creative by Nature

“The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it’s a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful. It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank. Not into doing things that are valuable and important.”


The following is a partial transcript for an interview with Noam Chomsky uploaded to youtube by The Progressive Magazine.

“You take what is happening in education. Right now, in recent years, there’s a strong tendency to require assessment of children and teachers so that you have to teach to tests. And the test determines what happens to the child and what happens to the teacher.

That’s guaranteed to destroy any meaningful educational process. It means the teacher cannot be creative, imaginative, pay attention…

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