Onwards into July

July is a month that’s always held special resonance to me. In fact, the word resonance has always had a specialness to it, in my mind’s ear (which reminds me I should review John Berger’s Ways of Seeing for its relevance to resonance that I recall from a composition course at Vanderbilt…which leads obliquely to the works of Joan Didion). 

This current July promises to be among the most July-est of the bunch. At least for this year!

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Communication Generalist

I’ve heard the phrase many times before, “Jack of all trades/Master of none.” It’s only recently that I saw a second part to that refrain: “Oftentimes better than a master of one.” So I’m making my own revision now:

   Jack of all trades,   

   Master of some:

   Oftentimes better

   Than a master of one. 

After all, I see myself as more a Communication Generalist, anyway. Not the path for everyone, but it’s been (and shall continue to be) the path for me. Onward, various modes of communication!

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Well, I’ve survived another birthday! Thanks to everyone for their kindness & well-wishing. I’m looking forward to being a third of a century (as King would put it).

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Another beginning.

As the poster that hangs on my living room wall says: Time is a whisper.
I guess you could say I’m very accustomed to new beginnings … to adapting a fresh existence out of the remnants of my old life. Once again, I’m trying to “turn it all around” and make sense from the chaos of my life. And sure-as-shootin’, sooner or later I’ll drift away and find myself distracted to the point of … well … distraction. Still, I’m determined to give it a shot. As I sit here in front of my computer, I’m staring at the poster on my wall:

Time is a whisper:
Rippling with soft urgency
Between now and then.
More than a glimpse
And less than a stare,
A feather’s touch
With a sledgehammer blow:
Time is a whisper.

I guess you could say I’m too accustomed to new beginnings, straining to hear the right time.

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