I guess my old blog theme was Music Monday.
I did listen a little bit on the iPod shuffle today, but I did a lot more reading.
I read almost all of Colleen Hoover’s “Slammed” today. It still stunned me with tears and joy. Maybe more now that I have lost my father who was here 4 1/2 years ago when I first read it. I adore her Slammed series more than anything else she has done so far.
I also read a quarter of her follow up “Point of Retreat” that actually contains my poem “Write Poorly” that help Colleen Hoover write Point of Retreat in a month.
I also had a lot of fun reading about half of the joyous stories in Rick Cormier’s “My Laugh Cracks Me Up.” Keeping silly makes for a better life.
And Rick Cormier used to play ballads and silly songs and is now an excellent hand drummer. He is also a pioneer in using drum circles for PTSD therapy.
And Colleen Hoover loves the Avett Brothers and includes some of their lyrics in each chapter of “Slammed”. So that’s like totally musical.