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The Spanish Flu: 100 Years Later

July 22, 2020

Much can be learned by comparing COVID-19 with the Spanish Flu.

Pandamonium

July 5, 2020

If these pandas can figure out that facemasks help prevent the spread of coronaviruses, why can’t we.

But Is It Art?

June 27, 2020

One phrase, “art is work” strongly summarizes Milton Glaser’s philosophy – in a nutshell.

Extraterrestrial Messages

June 20, 2020

Strange messages from extraterrestrials can be found everywhere.

Extraterrestrial Messaging

June 11, 2020

Morse Code was the very basis for our computer codes and extraterrestrial messages that are in use today.

Las Vegas – Ghost Town

April 27, 2020

Las Vegas is now a ghost town thanks to the Corona Virus pandemic.

The Day After Earth Day

April 23, 2020

Earth Day has come and gone, which means that it has now been 50 years and one day since we first celebrated this pervasive holiday.

Signs of the Times for Corona Virus

April 9, 2020

A contemporary “Not Wanted” poster makes its appearance in the Mountain West

The Coronavirus Claims a Folksinger

April 8, 2020

John Prine, a noted folksinger from the seventies, has recently passed away, due to complications from the Coronavirus disease.

Wise As An Owl

March 23, 2020

In the West, owls are seen as creatures of wisdom, but by no means is this view universal among the world’s population.

“And the Best You Can Hope For Is to Die in Your Sleep”, Kenny Rogers

March 22, 2020

In the late sixties, Kenny Rogers underwent a remarkable musical odyssey, from a popular psychedelic-rock band to a profound Nashville storytelling sage.

President Trump and Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Self-quarantine does not necessarily always mean staying indoors.

Town

February 5, 2020

    Town Te peaceful quiet of a town at night.

Red Panda

February 4, 2020

One can never be over prepared for the ravishing side effects of global warming.

Gimme Some of That Old Time Religion (but not too much)

December 21, 2019

As WWII was drawing to a close, Louis Jordan released two musical numbers skillfully satirizing rural, black religion.

“Ride ‘Em Cowboy”

November 26, 2019

Ride ‘Em Cowboy, the 1941 Western spoof, helped introduce black singers and performers to mainstream American audiences.

Space Brain

November 25, 2019

What if the universe had a brain?

Is This the First Rock and Roll Song?

November 16, 2019

“You can have my money, you can have my honey, but let me rock and roll”

Veterans Day: This Bud’s For You

November 11, 2019

Veterans of the Armed Forces deserve a salute and day of honoring.

Brains

November 8, 2019

Losing one’s mind is not necessarily the end of the world.

History

October 17, 2019

Today’s current events will be history tomorrow.

“Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”

August 31, 2019

There’s not much we can do about hurricanes except get out of their way, take shelter and perhaps write a song or two about Nature’s awesome power.

Dr. John Gone

June 8, 2019

Dr. John the flamboyant New Orleans musician has passed away at age 77.

Throne

May 23, 2019

The ancient Egyptians believed in a lot of strange things like soul travel and immortality.

Man and Horse

May 20, 2019

A riderless horse is a rare event in track racing.

Transportation

May 9, 2019

Even extraterrestrials need transportation to and from the planet Earth.

The Black Cowboys

April 27, 2019

Black cowboys were a vital part of the Old West.

Even Cowgirls Have a Notion To Sing

April 26, 2019

Even Cowgirls get a yearning for going onstage and telling a good story.

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, the EPA and Richard Nixon

April 21, 2019

Though they often overlap on the calendar, Earth Day and Cowboy poetry do not share a lot of common ground.

Will Bernie’s Book Sales Put Him in the White House?

April 13, 2019

The next president of the United States will most likely also be a bestselling author.