(1) elswhere: Your basic left-handed Jewish lesbian New York expatriate. Compulsive bibliophile. Mom [adoptive variety]. Born 1966. Oldest child. Birth sign: Cancer. Your Humble Narrator. 109 more things about me.
(2) Renaissance Woman: Musician, librarian, massage practitioner, sound designer, teacher, online Help developer, future speech pathologist, and mom [biological variety]. Born 1962. Only child of academic ex-hippies. Birth sign: Cancer [yes, another one]. Spouse of Your Humble Narrator.
(3) SarahMermaid Girl: a/k/a Sarah-boo, Boo-girl, Miss S., Bunny, Munchkin, Her Highness. Only child of elswhere and Renaissance Woman. Occupations: Undressing dolls, jumping off furniture, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, climbing, swinging on swings, scheming for candy, resisting bedtime. Born 2000. Birth sign: Virgo [with pronounced Leo tendencies].
When I popped the old Prairie Home Companion tape in the car cassette player this morning, I remembered why I've saved it since May with a "Do Not Tape Over" label: Sahara Smith, 15-year-old folksinging phenom.
The two songs she sang for their "Talent from 12 to 20" show happened to end up back-to-back on the same swath of tape, so I just played them over and over until I got to work. Perfect for a rainy morning.