Mance Lipscomb – Farmer and Songster

Mance Lipscomb – Farmer and Songster

I worked so hard in my lifetime, look like I dreams about it now. And I wake up in the morning, thinking I got to go to the field.-- Mance Lipscomb, I Say Me for a Parable I. The CottonThe southern extremity of Brazos County, Texas is covered by a broad expanse of...

Low Ceilings – Internet Forever

Low Ceilings – Internet Forever

Internet access is a basic human right. The words of my friend -- a charter member of the Wokenoscenti, those who have been placed on this Earth to provide the rest of us with the correct opinion on every social issue -- was a Statement of Fact, engraved on a stone...

The Soods – Oh, Mersey Days

The Soods – Oh, Mersey Days

The way in which I create myself is by means of a quest. I go out into the world in order to come back with a self... Nothing is absolutely dead: every meaning will have its homecoming festival. -- Mikhail Bakhtin We are each the weighted average of every person who...

Six Songs for a Better Friday

Six Songs for a Better Friday

Without government intervention, 90 percent of independent clubs don’t believe they can survive another six months of coronavirus shutdown. It could cause a near extinction of small music venues, said Jim DeRogatis, music critic and co-host of the nationally...

The Beatersband – Don’t Worry Baby

The Beatersband – Don’t Worry Baby

Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse. -- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace,...

David Woodard – Grand Scheme of Things

David Woodard – Grand Scheme of Things

Every year you pull the same trick on me. You say you're going to hold the ball while I kick it, but you never do! You always pull it away, and I land flat on my back! -- Charlie Brown to Lucy Each year Charlie Brown pelted toward the football with the deluded...

Kasey Locke – Never Get to Heaven

Kasey Locke – Never Get to Heaven

Last year a friend brought some tumeric roots back from Mexico, and gave us a pair. We planted them late. The leaves came up and grew a bit, then died away. I assumed that we would never see the tumeric again, and that Tumeric would be entered into our ledger of...

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