Tag Archives: Jackson

My Mistresses

Within the last year I’ve traveled to both Memphis and New Orleans, the cities I refer to as “My Mistresses.”  Although I have performed music in both places, when I “play Memphis” or “play New Orleans,” I really do “play,” … Continue reading

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Right here on your AM radio dial!

Recently, I drove from Linden, Tennessee to Nashville between 10:00pm and about 11:30pm and as I do often at night, I scanned the AM radio band.  Through the magic of amplitude modulation (hence “A.M.”), I heard live humans speaking from … Continue reading

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Beagles I have known

My advice to anyone considering a beagle puppy as a pet is to go ahead and name the dog “Dammit” when you get it.   This will save the beagle much confusion throughout its life because, “Dammit,” is how you will end … Continue reading

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The U.S. Coast Guard – my 3 day hitch

Stood watch with Fly at helm/beautiful night/…cadet showed me how to find wind speed, true and relative/found contacts on radar/plotted contacts’ course… The above notes are from a little pad I took with me at age fifteen during my “Three … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas…and Grandpa was soused!

The Night Before Christmas…and Grandpa was soused! In the early 1960s for Christmas, my mother and I would board the train in Jackson, Mississippi and ride to Jackson, Tennessee to spend the holidays with my grandparents. Mom and I called … Continue reading

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