Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Cult

“I want to make it clear we are not a cult. Jerry Garcia was not the messiah. We weren’t gods. We were there every night for the same reason the Deadheads were. We wanted the music to take us to a place of transcendence and elegance. We wanted to reach that group consciousness so we …

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Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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The “Very Stable Genius” has been arguing with a dead guy for the last three days.

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Phil

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An involuntarily silent, gliding gait

In this excerpt from the short story My Dear Emily ©1962, Joanna Russ describes a vampire waking up at the crack of dusk: He wakes up slowly, mistily, dizzily, with a vague memory of having fallen asleep on plush. He is intensely miserable, bound down to his bed on hoops of steel, and the memory …

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This’ll cheer you up:

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Abduct

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Luna

You can read more about Luna 2 at Wikipedia. You can visit XKCD on the web HERE.

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Change

In 1955 John Wyndham published a novella titled The Chrysalids in the UK and Re-Birth in America.  It is not a religious text.  It is about post-apocalyptic mutants. But it’s also one of the best books about change– the inevitability of change and resistance to change– that I’ve read in a long time.  It really …

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Once In A While

Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right… Full lyrics at The Annotated Grateful Dead.

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Life is a Rock

This song is stuck in my head. I suppose it could be considered a precursor to rap, but I don’t know that it was really influential; just fun.  I like the way it opens with a deep breath.  😀

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Swindell Swindle

In this excerpt from David Brinkley’s autobiography, titled simple David Brinkley: A Memoir, ©1995, he remembers his first job, at the age of twelve, in the 1930s: Mr. Swindell explained to me that the A&P sold butter in two forms– “print” butter in quarter-pound sticks wrapped in paper printed with the dairy’s name, and a …

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