Tag Archives: history

New life for vintage postcards

I used to be a maker of gifts. My gifts were typically the crocheted variety. Every year some lucky soul received an afghan from me. Over time I picked Halloween as my start date so that it could be guaranteed … Continue reading

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Cooking Our Way Through Gourmet, 1972: February!

Talk about running late!  My intention was to run this blog a few days ago, in honor of…well, in honor of my birthday.  But on that day I was quite busy stuffing my face with cupcakes and I ran out … Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday and Professor Longhair

So our Mardi Gras excursion ends today, tomorrow begins Lent, and in six weeks we have Easter.  Is this year flying by or what? There are two things for which New Orleans is famous.  One is food, the other is music.  … Continue reading

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Into Obscurity: Eskew Reeder

Those who have been with me for a bit may have noticed that some of my best writing comes when I take to my keyboard and obsess over historical minutiae. I mean, I consider it my best writing, but that … Continue reading

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The Keef Hartley Band – the best Woodstock performer you’ve never, ever heard of

I discovered the Keef Hartley Band one day when, in a spasm of curiosity, I searched the internet for Woodstock’s complete line-up. Among the handful of performers that I found, this group was one of the few that I could … Continue reading

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1972, it was a very good year

On a classic film forum I used to frequent, members were once challenged to describe the years surrounding their birth using cultural and historical events.  I responded in this way: I was born in the year of the Watergate break-in … Continue reading

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