Author Archives: sethink

My Literary Introduction to a Wild Coast

When I learned my family and I would be picking up and moving to a town called Georgetown, Guyana, my first association of the place was to a book I had read recently. Papillon, the memoir of a French convict … Continue reading

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Woodshedin’ with Bird in Eldon, MO

I spent eight years growing up as a home schooled kid in rural Eldon, Missouri. I had free range of the town and knew every corner and outlying area of it. These days, I love the music of Charlie Parker. … Continue reading

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A picture is worth about 75 words

“She was bent forward, all her hair down – so long it nearly touched the ground – and she was drawing her comb through it and shaking it out. It was such a beautiful sight on this sunny morning – … Continue reading

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A Dylan Groupie Reports on a Weekend of Concerts

A few notes about the Dylan concerts I attended over the weekend. To the best of my recollection, this was my 8th and 9th time seeing Dylan perform and the first time in nearly six years. For my 24th birthday, … Continue reading

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No Other Love

This photograph is from a collection curated by photographer, Sandy Carson, from vintage slides, negatives, and super 8’s she collected (navigate the collection slideshow at the link with the right and left arrow keys). The circa 1950’s collection – in … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day: Omar Khayyám on religious fundamentalists

And do you think that unto such as you a maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew God gave the Secret, and denied it me? Well, well, what matters it! Believe that too. – from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám I liked it so much, selections … Continue reading

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Quote for the day: Ray Charles on Jacques Brel

“It takes a very warm person to say the things that this song says. And, you know, it’s plain; it’s not difficult. You don’t have to be a scholar to understand it.” – Ray Charles, interviewed by the French media … Continue reading

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