Saturday December 31 2016


Waking up at 11:30 a.m.

Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, and Kefir. Black Tea.

Teaching afternoon lessons at Music Makers.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Lettuce and Tomato. Corn Tortilla Chips with Avocado and Tomato. Oolong Tea. Chocolate.

Watching The Keeping Room (2015).

Helping my mom pick up her truck from the shop and buy parts.

At Music Makers to organize the accounting for the month and prepare for the next tax year.


Putting together a hodgepodge of leftovers: Brown Rice Quinoa Noodles with Kale, Carrots, Capers, Mushrooms, Onions, and Pizza.

The whole house waits for Will to get back from China Wokkin’. Eventually, we all hop into my station wagon, even my mom and Joe (the other living room resident).

“I just realized the whole house is in this car right now!” Kevin exclaims.

Literally, everybody who lives at 1435 currently is inside the station wagon – seven people strong. You can feel the weight of the car as it sways right and left on the highway.

We arrive at Toast in Norfolk. My voice is still hoarse from Laryngitis but I don’t need to talk to have a good time. The bar is in full swing – drinks being passed around. Fire pits out on the patio. Smoke in the eyes. A drone flies overheard capturing all the new-year moments. Josiah hollers at it, “Happy New Year!” welcoming the new form of technology that’s become normalized.

In the warehouse DJ Sir Lord Thomas is spinning all that funk, soul, and Motown – keeping our bodies groovin’ and movin’ on the dance floor.

We leave Toast with an extra person in the car (Cynthia). Now there’s eight! We make it back home safe and sound.

Chamomile ACV Tea.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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