Hello everybody. Hope you’re looking forward to a pleasant weekend, & thanks for spending a few minutes of that here on Robert Frost’s Banjo!
If you’re a regular reader &/or connected to me thru various social media, you know I’ve been going thru some major changes over the past while. After living in rural Idaho for the better part of 14 years, I moved to Portland, Oregon two weeks ago, & am living there with friends while I seek out more permanent living quarters.
The move also meant a major transformation in my life’s most significant relationship, as Eberle (whom regular readers also know from her many contributions here) & I have decided to pursue separate paths in life.
So just like my friend the squirrel, I feel a bit up in the air & perhaps uncertain which way to turn at times. In Idaho I had a certain identity as a musician/blogger/poet that now is being translated from a very rural setting to a very urban one. As we know, with any translation, things get added & subtracted, & the end result is both the same & different.
I’ll try to make Robert Frost’s Banjo a bit more personal in the wake of this move. Now don’t worry—all your favorite music, poetry & other series will continue. But once every week or two I’ll try to chime in with a bit of an “emotional weather report” or newsy post.
Speaking of a nice piece of news: I was touched last week when one of my very favorite bloggers, Jacqueline T Lynch, named me as a recipient of the Liebster Blog award. As I mentioned some time ago, I’ve decided not to display awards on this blog or to pass them along, as I find the latter situation more than a bit awkward—someone is always bound to be left out. But I have huge respect for Jacqueline T Lynch as a writer & blogger, & also as a person I got to meet once as I was passing thru her home state of Massachusetts. If you want to read about classic film, New England or repertory theater, you really need to be subscribing to Jacqueline’s blogs, namely Another Old Movie Blog, New England Travels & Tragedy & Comedy in New England. Jacqueline Lynch is an accomplished & witty writer who never fails to produce first-rate, informative & entertaining blog posts.
In addition, Jacqueline is a published playwright & novelist, & you can find out more about her books (which I recommend!) on her web page here. All of Jacqueline’s novels are available as ebooks.
Thanks so much Jacqueline! & seriously, if you’re a blogger on any of my blog rolls, & you’d like the Liebster Blog award to display, please consider it passed on to you with my regards!
Oh, & speaking of “emotional weather reports,” how about some Tom Waits to take us into Saturday!