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Fresh! ‘Cape Breton Guitar’ by ‘Maxim and Gervais Cormier

Fresh! ‘Cape Breton Guitar’ by ‘Maxim and Gervais Cormier

Would it be interesting to be part of the musical family? As a kid I was fascinated by The Sound of Music and how the Von Trapp family sang their way out of Nazi Austria. Growing up I got hold of bands performed by family members and also got into jams with family bands and […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Sonoma County, California “No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood in Northern California, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the rampant wildfires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended. “We live in rural West Petaluma, and are spearheading […]

The Curies’ and Spiritualism by Lucy Santos

The Curies’ and Spiritualism by Lucy Santos

As a researcher into the cultural history of radioactivity, I am fascinated by the idea of invisible rays – and one of the more curious parts of these is how they changed the study of the supernatural in the nineteenth century. I have been exploring this over the last few weeks – just in time […]

Nina and I

Nina and I

  We met when the leaves were turning, dropping off the vines. I had become a craggy vineyard clinging to trestles and stakes. She seemed familiar, the sweet stoic cabin I passed by each day. Yet a brief conversation over coffee consummated our first date.   Next I knew I was eating pumpkin pie and […]

By October 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Running out of Food and Water, They Need Our Help: USVI, BVI #HurricaneIrma

Running out of Food and Water, They Need Our Help: USVI, BVI #HurricaneIrma

USVI and BVI mean so much to my husband and me. That’s our Happy Place. From Atlanta, we can be there in three hours. The devastation of the Southeast by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been savage, but what has happened to our friends and fam in the islands is close to annilation. The visitors […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Three From the Workplace

Three From the Workplace

An Early Christmas Present A month before the Christmas party, the one I didn’t want to go to, the boss pulled me to one side and told me that this was my last chance. And so, two weeks later, I stood at the dining room doors, waiting in line as the boss’s boss greeted everyone, […]

‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

  Who doesn’t get emotional with any Van Morrison song? He’s the ultimate blues man who enchants  mainstream fans with his voice and guitar playing. Bring It On Home To Me is the first single off the new album Roll With the Punches. It’s a compelling track that showcases Morrison’s amazing range both as an instrumentalist and vocalist. “Bring […]

Already Covered

Already Covered

I was on my way to buy some tobacco when I saw the two women walking towards me. If I hadn’t been looking at their faces I would have noticed they were both wearing exactly the same clothes, and it was only when they stopped and one of them said in an Irish accent, “Good […]

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