MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Are You A Fan Of Democracy?

Posted on February, 26th 2017 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_9164" align="aligncenter" width="5900"] Two man are screaming with each other with megaphones in their hands[/caption] It is getting increasingly difficult to have a meaningful debate across party lines. The battle lines have been drawn, and name-calling, slander, confusion, and untruths litter the airwaves. In such an environment, there is no longer a sincere interest ...

Reality Ahead? -Truth-Seekers And Fact-Checkers Unite!

Posted on October, 8th 2016 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_8950" align="aligncenter" width="1697"] Truth or Dare?[/caption] I am probably old-school and boring, because I am madly in love with the pursuit of truth. Ha-ha… how funny is that? We all know that truth is relative, right? It depends on the vantage point of the observer: what is fact to one camp is simply unproven ...

Mayall, Blues Awards, Gratitude and Trout

Posted on May, 10th 2016 by Marie

For once I have only a few words to say and pictures that speak for me. I want to share these extraordinary moments from last week with you. If you ever think that you can't make a difference, Walter is living proof that the combined will and actions of many can move mountains. The Blues ...

Letting Go

Posted on March, 30th 2016 by Marie

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9cD3X1TGxI[/embed] A few days ago, the sounds of Frederica was emanating from the rehearsal space in our garage. Walter was demonstrating to our son, Jon, how the chordal skeleton is put together. Before long I could hear that emotion was blowing life into the song as it streamed towards me through the hallway of our ...

How I Make My Life Really Difficult

Posted on November, 30th 2012 by Marie

Here is just one example: I am hurrying to send an e-mail to an important person in my life (it can be business related or personal) and I read it through thinking it is ready. I push "send". As soon as the e-mail leaves my outbox, I realize that the wrong person was CC'ed, or a ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

Do You Do This?

Posted on June, 13th 2012 by Marie

I almost fell down and busted my rear as I was reaching over the fence into the neighbor's yard. [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="584"] My son heard me yell and came and took this snap shot of me... By then I had composed myself![/caption] I was balancing on my step stool while attempting to cut the ...

Do seek the Questions!

Posted on June, 9th 2012 by Marie

"Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke I love this quote! ...

Boredom – Blessing or Curse?

Posted on June, 7th 2012 by Marie

Sometimes boredom sets in. We go through day after day seemingly with the same beginning, middle part and end. So very BOOOORING! We eat the same breakfast, have the same conversations, do the same tedious tasks over and over. So when your "boredom alarm" goes off what can you do? One way to look at it ...

A Love-Affair With Gossip

Posted on June, 2nd 2012 by Marie

 “Gosh, I wonder what Emilia was thinking the other day when she wore that red polka dot top with the pink striped pants… It must be that boyfriend she has started hanging out with – and did you see that her eyes matched her pants too? Ha-ha…. I think that she must have been up ...

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