Monthly Archives: July 2012

High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass

With its Celtic roots, American Bluegrass took to the soil in Appalachia. From the East coast mountains, it crept like bindweed through the States. Bluegrass musicians may be based in the Bay area or British Columbia, but Appalachia is the bedrock that holds the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Castle

When the black asphalt isn’t scaling the heights, it is dipping down. Up or down, the road hairpins the closing radius curves through a swath of Kelly green, knee-high grass, aspen and pine. Running south from Mckennzie Junction towards San Isabel, Highway 165  is a treat to drive. It’s the kind of … Continue reading

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Understanding events – light and dark

Have you missed the brouhaha regarding Chris Rock? If so, a bit of a catch-up. On the Fourth of July, Chris Rock tweeted: Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed the fireworks. As you can … Continue reading

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Choosing Life and Laughter Now

Fourth of July has come and gone. I marched with the Democrats yesterday, and today I took the flag down. I think it is time to retire the flag: it is showing its years and looking the worse for wear. The … Continue reading

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