Category Archive: Back In The Day

Apr 24

Valdes Days (Daze?)

I started this article 6 or 7 months ago after weeks of email exchanges with Doris.  It’s sort or appropriate that I’m posting it today, Easter Sunday, because it is a bit of a resurrection….of the article, and of the memories.  This is not about Guatemalan life….it’s about my life.  It’s an overview of a …

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Dec 25

A Christmas Day Poem

Yes, another goofy update, Guate style, on the timeless, tired Classic. Of course I don’t remember this, but family history has it that my father worked with me to memorize this nugget when I was three or four years old and set me up to recite it before the extended family after Christmas dinner at …

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Nov 01

Well, dang, a post about the blues!

Well, it seems like I’ve written about everything except the blues here.  I guess I’m just on about Blind Willie McTell right now.  He seems like one of the most courageous beings in our American History.  Can you imagine being black and blind in the 1930’s, in Georgia, the American South, and stepping out of your …

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