Category Archive: Uncategorized

Aug 13

Where “A Lot of It” Came From

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When I was in college I discovered the Lovin’ Spoonful and their kind of music.  I’d loved the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, but somehow these guys were different and special to me.  If John Sebastian, the band leader, was wearing broad stripped shirts and funky little wire rims, that’s what I wanted to sport …

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Aug 03

Some thoughts on The Blues on it’s day


Well yeah I know, there’s a day for just about everything.  There’s probably a day for bi-polar one-legged unmarried groundhogs.  But today, of all possible things, is International Blues Music Day.  And, I’ve noted, New York City is the host city for this year’s inaugural event.  When I looked at the poster for the proposed …

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May 21

Blues Guys (and some other people) Need Hats

Call to check the hours, especially on Tuesday.

So with that bland generalized title in mind, I have to tell you about the Bollman Hat Company Outlet.  Now, I was born in Reading and have been coming here to visit my Funk grandparents since I was a little tyker wearing my newsboy caps, and maybe even a similar earlier seersucker tight fitting small brim …

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Oct 11

A watershed advocate in Guatemala respects local economic realities

Agradecimiento a AMSCLAE

by Muriel L. Hendrix (This article sent to me by a friend, reprinted from The Working Waterfront…..Carlos) AMSCLAE, like Friends of Casco Bay, takes a pragmatic approach to its work, respecting the economic realities of the watershed’s population. Juan Skinner, director of AMSCLAE, The Autoridad para el Manejo Sustentable de la Cuenca del Lago de …

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Sep 15

Mark Twain covered more ground than kids running around the Mississippi.

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That may be obvious to a lot of you, but it wasn’t to me.  I think that the general public has an idea that this guy just wrote nice stories set around the Mississippi River in the late 1800’s.  And I am sure that the Texas State Board of Education would love to keep it …

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Sep 06

Ecuadorian ExPats remember the day….

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This from my friend Rudra/Gary via his View From the Roof post. Remembering back in the day, here in San Marcos.  He writes……. This View from the Roof is a little out of the ordinary. I’m not a great music aficionado, but I do like the blues of a certain flavor. And my favorite flavor …

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