Thanks for the Music

  Nothing makes me happier than seeing friends coming to my door with guitars in hand.  So much good music has been made in my humble living room through the years, the walls should resonate with the sounds.  This year, when a friend from far away came to visit, I wanted to move the music…

The Test

THE TEST Written and Lived by Doug Lang  The drive from Reykjavik to Snussy, the summer home, takes about two hours, eastward over a mountain pass. That was the easy part, Disa assured me. First we had to stop to visit Disa´s father, Gudmundur, at his place outside Reykjavik. Aagot, his wife, was at work,…

A Poet, the Cornish Coast & an East Texas Farm Girl

All my life I have lived landlocked, 300 or more miles from the nearest salt water,  the gulf of Mexico.  I first read about the sea around Cornwall, England when I was 12 and discovered Daphne du Maurier, a mansion named Manderlay, and a book titled “Rebecca.”  My 7th grade teacher gave me a puzzled…

Eager

Eager When did we lose the ability to look forward with eagerness to an imagined future joy? Was it when we entered the instant gratification phase of our culture? The “we want everything and we want it right now” phase? When did we lose the eagerness to learn new things? Was it when we had…

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