Friday, February 17, 2012

Meg Barnhouse's Words

Today I drove my Prius to Des Moines to take Leigh to the airport. It was interesting to watch the gas mileage change as the speed changed and as we went up and down the rolling hills of Iowa.  When we went down some of the hills the mileage would go up to 100 mpg!  The average for the trip was 38 mpg. 
As I came back by myself I decided to listen to my friend and fellow UU - Meg Barnhouse. First I listened to her album: Mango Thoughts in a Meatloaf Town; this album speaks to me. As a person from the West Coast I found that when we got here in Iowa, I was missing the variety of people and foods. (Yes, I was not a meatloaf and potatoes person). I have learned to make a good meatloaf but my mashed potatoes are actually mashed cauliflowers!  One of my favorite songs on this album is - All Will Be Well which you can preview here.
Next I listened to her album: Heart of Compassion. This is an album of Meg reading her favorite stories. One of the best things about listening to Meg is that I always take something away from her words - in music or stories she seems to put into writing the way things are for many people. If you haven't had a chance to listen to or read her stories. For more info on Meg go to her website: Meg Barnhouse - Stories, Songs and Illuminations. 
The two hours flew by and before I knew it I was home!
Thank you Meg for all you do!

Love to all,
Happy February.
Kathy
P.S. Here are some of her other works:

Discography CD's:
July Blue-2000
Mango Thoughts in a Meatloaf Town -2006

BOOKS:
Rock of Ages at the Taj Mahal
Skinner House, Boston, 1998

The Best of Radio Free Bubba
Hub City Writers Project, 1998

Waking up the Karma Fairy
Skinner House, Boston, 2003

Return of Radio Free Bubba
Hub City Writers Project 2006

Did I Say That Out Loud?
Skinner House, Boston, 2006