Always Alice presents

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>Goodbye 2008.

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2008 at 9:11 pm

>2008 brought much growth and humilty into my life…

To sum up. It was an eye opening year.

Without question.

I celebrate and honor it.

A year where I learned so much, where I discovered new ways of being, where I remembered the truth more often than the lies. A year where I practiced loving everyone.

No matter how trying or troubling or whatever 2008 was… everyone I know experienced something miraculous, something amazing and something loving.

That’s what I’ll take with me.

Sayonara 2008!

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>Christmas in California.

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2008 at 4:00 am

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There’s no way to look at the radiant sun casting its glow in the brilliant leaves of the trees that guard the bottom of my road.

It heartens my spirit to witness the magic of nature and it boggles my mind that technology allows me to capture it.

>Peace. Joy. Love. Music.

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2008 at 10:48 pm

>Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

I happen to love Bill Moyers, and during the year, I don’t get the chance to watch his program on PBS as often as I would like.

as luck would have it,
enjoying a conversation at a friends house the other day,
they played me a recent Moyers show
featuring Mark Johnson and his documenatary —
“Playing for Change. Peace through Music.”

(I found the segment very moving. — it runs about 20 minutes.)

and.

thought I would share as my Christmas communication….

in case you felt like catching an inspiring wave of connectedness as we ride out 2008 and head into the new year…

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10242008/watch3.html

theologian James Dunn spoke of —
the humility that befits all humanity
the hurt that afflicts every heart
and the hope that comes with community

an old theme in American history.

there is strength in the company of others

from “we the people” to “we shall overcome.”

to quote Bill Moyers —

“there is much to repair. if we have the will for it.”

thanks for being a part of my community…. and. I look forward to more strength in action in the coming year!

“playing for change. peace through music.”

(This first aired before the presidential election on Bill Moyers The Journal on PBS….)

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10242008/watch3.html

(interview with Mark Johnson, the producer of a remarkable documentary about the simple but transformative power of music. )

if you want to donate to PBS:

http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/aboutpbs_support.html

if you want more info on Playing for Change:

http://www.playingforchange.com/

>West Coast Afternoon.

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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>Sometimes you just have to say….

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2008 at 4:08 am

>Joni Mitchell rocks!

poetry in motion…

lyrics to Both Sides Now

Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, i’ve looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things i would have done but clouds got in my way.

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions i recall.
I really don’t know clouds at all.

Moons and junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real; i’ve looked at love that way.
But now it’s just another show. you leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know, no don’t give yourself away.

I’ve looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions i recall.
I really don’t know love at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud to say “i love you” right out loud,
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds, i’ve looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say
I’ve changed.
Something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day.

I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose, and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions i recall.
I really don’t know life at all.

Of course youtube has a recording from the ’70’s…


:Joni Mitchell sings Both Sides Now:

>Branding at it’s finest…

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 at 8:12 pm

>A Coca Cola classic — ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing.’

>The News Gets Emotional….

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2008 at 8:20 pm

>a sunday staple gets a new host…

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28096760#28096760

>Shirley B.

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2008 at 3:41 am

>The Original….

Powerhouse diva.