doodle by andre: ace in the hole, again


I DON’T KNOW WHAT EXCAVATION OR ROOT CANAL ANDRE’S GOT GOING, but the to-do lists here feel plenty big enough to engulf me, speaking of black holes. Whenever Andre doodles about digging holes, it makes me hear the theme song to a favorite show, “The Wire,” especially the version of the Tom Waits song by the amazing Steve Earle.
Like the song says: “When you walk through the garden, you gotta watch your back.” Especially if there are holes you can fall into. Hope all is well, Andre, and by the way: You are ace (as you, with your Brit-talk, have taught me to say about things and people I adore). Does that make you an ace in the hole?

  1. Susan says:

    Two of my all time favorites, Tom Waits and Steve Earle. Andre, has your wife gone to the garden center again, are you hiding what the hole is for.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Deb. Yes! That is a great one (as is Waits’s). I love the Blind Boys, especially when they sing ‘Down by the Riverside,’ a song that can fix about anything around, at least spiritually. “Ain’t gonna study war no more…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ2w181Hg5U Thanks for reminding me to listen to it one more time. See you soon again.

  2. Ailsa says:

    Okay I’ll bite.
    What’s going in the hole Andre?
    We also have to dig a very big hole this weekend, in between the raindrops, for a … Redbud! Fingers crossed it’s happy in Zone 4B, but protected adjacent the house and with the companionship of a witchhazel.

  3. Fred from Loudonville, NY says:

    Margaret …I find it interesting, that I haven’t seen one comment , about the article , that was written about you in the July 2009 issue of Berkshire Living Magazine, since I mentioned it on July 11. Do most of your followers not live in the Greater Hudson Valley, Berkshire area????

  4. Ailsa says:

    Oh how I would love to live in the Hudson Valley, after my brief visit there this spring. So much to see and do; and so close to the most incredible city on earth IMO. Thanks from me too Fred and Susan for that reminder and link, which I read immediately. Great profile. (Sorry for the momentary hijack Andre…are you finished the hole yet?)

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