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Courtney Adams

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Tuesday Tunes: Spring is Here

It’s been so beautiful outside lately that I can’t help but share some tunes that reflect how it makes me feel to have warm weather and beautiful flowers and greenery all around. Enjoy!

  1. Miles From Nowhere by Cat Stevens
  2. This is the Day by The The
  3. Southern Nights by Allen Toussaint
  4. We Are Fine by Sharon Van Etten
  5. Capsized by Andrew Bird
  6. Baby Drugs by Tristen
  7. Motion Animal by Crash
  8. Crazy by Pylon
  9. Lola by The Raincoats
  10. Three More Days by Ray LaMontagne

As ever,

Court

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Tuesday Tunes

It’s finally December! I’m stricken with a fierce cold right now, and I was tired of watching the Twilight Zone and sleeping. I decided to make a list of some of my favorite Christmas songs to share with you all.

Here are 10 songs I hope will bring you some holiday cheer this week:

  1. La fille du Pere Noel by Jacques Dutronc
  2. White Christmas by Otis Redding
  3. Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas by The Staples Singers
  4. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Billie Holiday
  5. Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys
  6. Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry
  7. Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits
  8. Joy to the World by Sufjan Stevens
  9. Blues for Christmas by John Lee Hooker
  10. The Christmas Song by She & Him

I also highly suggest listening with a hot cup of whatever tea, coco or coffee you enjoy in hand with those you love around the tree.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone.

As ever, Court

 

Essays

Feeling

Writing: To punch the keys of my unspoken thoughts is one of my greatest pleasures. And even more than that, the idea of a time when my words would have been truly understood is my strongest inspiration.

I long for that time when people spoke and wrote beautiful words to one another. We have become so consumed with the impersonal coldness of technology, that I fear my kind will never grow to a majority again.

Writing has a power to heal us. It can free our minds from the prison that is our inner thought process. How will we ever be free from that cerebral chain if we are constantly forced to make connections with empty “likes” and the number of followers we have. We are meant to connect with each other on levels higher and deeper than a blue screen.

I long for connection with people who want to feel something deeper and warmer than a status.

So I write to fight for something that is fading and had faded with so many already.

I write to feel something.

Lifestyle

Los Angeles in a Week

I recently went to the city of angels with my new husband. L.A. is one of my favorite cities in the U.S. and I was excited to show McKay more than just the beaches and the freeways. I constantly talk about my favorite places to go, eat and buildings to see, I figured it was time to share it.

Our first stop was at the Ace Hotel for dinner. This was actually a first for me, and a building I had been wanting to see in person for a long time. We arrived and this first thing I did was take a million photos of the Islamic inspired architecture. We then were shown to the dining area outside, very cafe style, of the L.A. Chapter.

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