Year: 2017

  • The New President

    “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Alfred Pennyworth I’ve had the honor to know several people, beginning with my father, who have stood in the line of fire, in the military, in the police department, and, literally, in the fire department. Their bravery will always be a source of inspiration to me. […]

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  • New Orleans Sketchbook

    Bourbon Streetlight New Orleans is like no other place on Earth. There, music is the currency with the greatest value, as it should be everywhere. The melting pot was bubbling in the bayou before it had found its way to most other places. The French, African, Spanish, and Native American influences don’t pollinate other populations […]

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  • Phyllis Sachs (1930 – 2017) "Lev Tov"

    A teacher said to his five students: Go out and see which is a good path for a person to attach himself to. The first said “Ayin Tovah” (a good eye). The second said “Chaver Tov” (a good friend). The third said “Shachen Tov” (a good neighbor). The fourth said “One who foresees the outcome (of his actions).” The fifth, […]

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  • Demo: Ballyfin Polkas

    On the Chieftains collection Water From The Well is a track called Ballyfin Polkas. There are five sections and I noodled around with them enough to get three, played here. Ballyfin is a village in the midlands of Ireland among the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Here’s a view of the mountains from the Glinsk Castle Hiking […]

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  • The Fortune Teller in Jackson Square

    The fortune teller in Jackson Square says she specializes in soul mates so I ask if it’s possible to have more than one She says yes, but it’s better to have none at all than to have more than one Souls are not as sturdy as they’d have you believe Just because something is immortal […]

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