When raccoon cubs who were born out back in your barn , come out during the night and finally help you re-decorate your kitchen porch!! Yay!!
When I opened my kitchen door at 6am this morning, to find my outside cats, Blackie and Kon Tiki of the Great Outdoors (it’s a long name but it really suits her), sitting patiently amid tipped over plant stands and flower pots, scattered food bowls and spilled water dishes, I said, “Oh my god!!”
And then the early happy morning in Crazeysburg commenced from there…
Yes! Onto other topics…
I am somehow up to my eyeballs again in rewrites today.
You probably think this is the longest play in history, but actually, the final version will only run 1 hour and 15 minutes, including songs, with no intermission. But that is part of the problem — trying to trim it way down without losing the actual storyline or any of the (great) songs.
But we’re getting there!!
Anyway, it is another really lovely day here, and I enjoy sitting at my desk when the world outside my many windows is so beautiful.
Plus, it’s “Old Home” week in Crazeysburg. It’s not really called that — but it’s the time of year when people who used to live here come home and have a reunion with the 14 people who still live here, and there is a carnival, and food stands, and live music.
It all happens one block from my house, and they close down 2nd Street, so all the “traffic” gets re-routed onto my street (1st Street). I use that word “traffic” lightly. At any given time of the day or night, there is usually maybe one car or pickup truck driving past my house. Usually, actually, there are none.
But this is the week, when 5 or 6 or sometimes 9 cars or pickup trucks might drive past at the same time. So it gets lively!! Especially in the evenings. Seriously, though, everyone in the village is in a really festive mood right now.
I love this photo from 1910. It is of our old Methodist church, which is still there — across the street from the new Methodist church. Someone bought it recently and turned it into a private home. but this building is also one block away from me. The village is 200 years old.
In much larger world news….
Apparently, the Hollywood Vampires play Romania tomorrow and, according to Instagram, the guys are already there, lurking about!!
It looks like there are still tickets available. I’m not entirely sure about that because I don’t speak Romanian. But you can check here for tickets.
And according to the seating chart, section C, the cheap seats, is for Drunk Friends (!!):
“Drunk Friends (C) Fără loc, în spatele categoriilor Heroes si Boogiemen”
Rest assured, though, there are also VIP seats, if your reputation is important to you.
And if you do live in Romania but do not know who the Hollywood Vampires are, they are:
“Supergrupul din care fac parte Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) si Tommy Henriksen”
From James Tabor yesterday– “In this archive interview footage from November 1991 I talk about three Dead Sea Scroll texts–two of them newly released at that time, all of which relate to the idea of a suffering Messiah figure who is then connected to the idea of resurrection of the dead.”
Dateline November 1991: Our First Look at the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls (30 mins):
And if you’ve been following Ross K. Nichols’ series on the Book of Jeremiah — “Dive into our standalone season finale of ‘The World and Words of the Prophet Jeremiah’ as we undertake an intricate journey of disentanglement and reordering. This episode seeks to reveal the internal chronology of the book of Jeremiah, a task that scholars have puzzled over for centuries due to the apparent lack of chronological arrangement.”
Chronological Clarity (Audio) – The World and Words of the Prophet Jeremiah (52 mins):
And there is also this! For no reason whatsoever!! A photo of Nick Cave from a trillion years ago (not quite as old as the book of Jeremiah). But I just love it:
I must get started around here. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, wherever you are in the world!
Thanks for visiting.
I love you guys. See ya!!
More driving-to-town music from yesterday!! Enjoy!!