Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Papers: Sebastiao Salgado

"With each dying person a piece of everyone else dies."

On the turntable: The Groundhogs, "Hog's in Wolf's Clothing"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Papers: Paul Salopek

"Why is impatience signaled by the tapping of a toe: a gesture that telegraphs walking away— hoofing it, laying tracks, leaving, shoving off lickety-split?  Why is movement the default solution of our species? What’s wrong with standing still? Why even ask such questions? Because we are restless. Because we always ask."

On the turntable: The McCrells, "The McCrells Live"

Wednesday, October 07, 2020


Drinking beer
Alone on the grass
Is the highest barometer of freedom

On the turntable:  Mount Eerie, "Live in Copenhagen"

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Sunday Papers: Fisher Unwin

"It's very hard to earn a living by writing.  Writing is a very good staff, but a very bad crutch."
       --(Quoted by W. Somerset Maugham in introduction to Liza of Lambeth)

On the turntable:  Miles Davis, "Milestones"

Thursday, October 01, 2020

The Moon in a Sake Cup


My piece on the autumn moon...

On the turntable:  Jimi Hendrix, "Blue Wild Angel"

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Papers: John M. Barry

"Emotion is not the absence of reason; emotion corrupts reason."

On the turntable:   Miles Davis, "Unreachable Station"