Louisville Moments

I’m from the south. Louisville, Kentucky. It’s not the deep south, but it’s not the north either. One thing I know came from there, a personality trait of mine, is my love of “visiting,” in particular with strangers. This is far more common in Louisville than Minnesota. Maybe it’s because Minnesota winters have taught natives to limit small-talk and keep moving to avoid death by exposure. Not much of an issue in KY.

In KY, Sheralyn and I know that while on a walk we might meet a stranger, pet their dog, and 30 minutes later know more about them (gallbladder surgery, family history, past pets) than I know about most friends where we now live. Sheri and I call it a Louisville Moment. It’s not for everyone. But, I love hearing stories. It’s good since I’m devoting a lot more time to becoming a better writer.

There are really interesting folks everywhere. I’ve found that all I have to do is show a little interest and they’ll often open up. And people have some amazing life stories. I always come home and tell Sheralyn about the people I meet. They’re not the usual folks you’ll read about in the papers, even the local rags.

I thought that I’d share some. Nothing too in-depth, just bits about the people I meet and have a L’ville Moment with. I’ll be posting one each week.

Titling the New Blog

The Morning Commute copy
the morning commute

As a bunch of you already know, I’ve been doing major “spring cleaning” concerning my web-world. Too many pieces, unconnected, floating around out there. Far from being a rotten job, I’ve had a good time with it. Each blog, each website (and I’ve got quite a few) is a record of the things that are important to me. With 15 years of them spread out before me like some digital time-capsule, poking around in them and mulling them over, was amazing. And enlightening. I began to notice some common threads.

When it came time to give the blog a name, to answer the question “What’s this about?” , I had a pretty good idea. It was going to be about music and pictures. And, mostly about music and static images – paintings, photographs, – and writing that invokes mental images. I’ll write about music and moving images too, but there’s so much more about that already. Maybe I’ll make sure to post links….

So, that’s what this blog will be about. Music and Pictures. I welcome comments.