Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Remembrance

In his op-ed piece, "Forgetting Why We Remember" by David Blight talks about "the surprising origins and true meaning of Memorial Day," and explains how black Charlestonians "created for themselves, and for us, the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution."

Forgetting Why We Remember can be read at


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Haiku: On the Mountain

on the mountain top
a world of activity
takes on a stillness


Image: Arkansas Landscape (1938) at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Artist: Everett Spruce (1908-2002)
Medium: Oil on Hardboard


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Girl from the North Country

Today Bob Dylan turns 76. To mark this day, enjoy this rare look into his early career with "Girl from the North Country" (filmed in Canada).

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