Platform – Original Song

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I wrote this song after a long bike ride.  I had outlined a snazzy piano riff earlier that day and believed it could sustain an entire song.  So I poured myself a glass of wine, snuggled down into the piano bench, and developed what eventually evolved into “Platform.”

I needed to write this to let go of the last few flecks of heartbreak.  I needed to write it to avenge my own personal injustices of love maintained; to plant some glimmer in the rubble left behind.  As the title suggests “Platform” is about raising someone up.  Lifting them and supporting them while they walk all over you.  Metaphors.

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Dreams of Windmill Cookie Bars

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Crumbly, buttery, sweet.  I would make these again!

 

I had a dream that you were a baby and I borrowed your pants.  They were too small.

I had a dream that dogs only had three legs and moved like a frightened deer.

I had a dream that I stole the vegetable garden in my backyard and moved to a van down by the river.

I had a dream that a praying mantis bit my head off . My head and body each become autonomous beings.

I did not dream up these cookies. They are real.

 

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Here are the required ingredients for total cookie explosion in your mouth.

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Step 1:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cream together softened butter and sugar until combined.

Step 2: Separate egg. Set aside egg white.  Add yolk to creamed mixture.

Step 3: Mix together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.  While stirring, slowly add flour mixture into creamed mixture.

Step 4: Press mixture into 9×12 rectangular pan.  Brush egg white over top.

Step 5:  Sprinkle slivered almonds evenly over top.

Step 6:  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7: Let cool completely. Cut into bars. Enjoy!

 

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Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.