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Archive for the ‘folklore’ Category

Space Brain

November 25, 2019

What if the universe had a brain?

“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.

Throne

May 23, 2019

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

Even Cowgirls Have a Notion To Sing

April 26, 2019

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

Cowboy Poets and Storytellers On Stage

April 25, 2019

                Gatherings Cowboy poetry readings are usually called gatherings and may occur at any time of the year. For example, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held every winter (late January or early February) in Elko, Nevada at the Western Folklife Center. The get-together lasts for a long […]

A Cowboy Ghost Story from West Texas

April 24, 2019

The hit song,Ghost Riders in the Sky, is reportedly based on a real ghost story.

Hero

January 17, 2019

Nothing is more delicious to a Superhero than a hero.

Death and the Eternal Journey

January 11, 2019

Nobody really knows what awaits us after we die….perhaps that’ why there are so many different ideas.

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2018

Many people on the planet believe that spiders are symbols of good luck.

Witch

November 1, 2018

The water witch is very much at home walking through the forest at night.

Ghost

October 25, 2018

A house built atop a potter’s field could yield a ghost or two.

Merry Christmas

December 28, 2017

A partidge in a pear tree is a rare sight indeed.

Revisiting Joel Chandler Harris

August 24, 2011

Biography Joel Chandler Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1845. His father abandoned the family at an early age, so Joel was raised by his mother with some financial help from a local doctor. During the War Between the States, Harris worked on the Turnwold Plantation. It was during these years that the young, […]