Midnight in the Kitchen and the power of YES

Save the Date: Haiku Milieu After Dark show on Friday, May 27, 9 pm at FitzGerald's Sidebar.

So many rituals from when I was a little girl. 
As you know, I used to wake up in the middle of the…

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The Oracle of the Pantry Door

When I was little, I really wanted to know how things would turn out. 

My mom still lives in the mid-century, split-level house I grew up in. You'd walk in the front door, have the living room on the immediate…

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Even Office Supplies Will Do

So, it was quite a week at the day job. 

You know, the day job, the place that gives us so many things in addition the means of keeping the roof over our heads: new friends! A sense of purpose…

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#SidewalkRorschach: a scrollable digital totem pole

#SidewalkRorschach, by Robin Bienemann  
Last year, in mid-COVID lockdown, I invented a game I play with my friends on Facebook called #SidewalkRorschach.  
The game begins with me walking around my neighborhood alone taking pictures of the sidewalk.  
Together my Facebook…

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Matt Scharpf: Marching

Matt Scharpf's video of his song "Marching."  Watch the video first, then again after you read this! 

Matt Scharpf: I knew him first when he was a teacher at Fenwick, then encountered him as a songwriter.  Empathetic, collaborative…

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"Let 'Em Get Away" (The Laws)

This unreleased song is called "Let 'Em Get Away," from back in the day. Thank you to Marshall Hjertsted for the video. 

Life is so funny.  I wanted to talk about the mid-life crisis in this blog today.  How I…

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Even Bono Gets Embarrassed 

Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP/Shutterstock

Bono just made me feel better.  

In a recent article by Devon Ivie in Vulture, he said, “maybe that’s the place to be as an artist – you know, right at the edge of your level of…

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The Junk Drawer: batteries and tape

When the apocalypse comes, Robin and I will be well provided for in two areas: batteries and tape. 

Robin buys batteries in bulk at every opportunity, “because you just never know,” he says, “I take them with me to every…

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Terry White: Roadblock

I would normally write an intro about my dear friend and collaborator - but I said it all in the video!  Enjoy, Jenny 

Roadblock – A Haiku Milieu collaboration 

It started with Jenny’s haiku.  I get a new one…

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The Past and the Present Play Nicely

Happy New Year!  I hope the second day of 2022 is off to a wonderful start for you. 

For me and mine this New Year’s Eve, the past and the present played nicely together. But the end of year didn't…

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Christmas: the little girl in me wins

This is what it feels like to be me at this time of year.   

It feels like absolute confidence in the goodness of the world, and that sneaking suspicion that Santa's gonna overlook everything I didn’t do right last year…

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