Monthly Archives: September 2013

Memorial Day in the Delta: Friars Point Blues

Editor’s note: On Memorial Day morning, May 27, we awoke in the parking lot of the Isle of Capri Casino on the east bank of the Mississippi River. From Vicksburg to Greenville and now Lula, we availed ourselves of the … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Mississippi Delta: Greenville to Friars Point

Editor’s note: We spent Memorial Day weekend traveling the Mississippi Delta, from Vicksburg in the south to Friars Point in the north. Robert Johnson, he had women in Vicksburg and he had women clean on up into Tennessee. Had a … Continue reading

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The Great Rocky Mountain Brakes Odyssey

Editor’s note: This piece wanders all the way back to July 2. On July 1, I posted an entry under the title “In Denver, looking for an honest mechanic.” Owing to my peculiar, perhaps fatal disregard for narrative flow, I … Continue reading

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From Havre to Nowhere

We invaded the Divish home Friday night and held them hostage for a good six hours. Charlie Gallus was there, too. You shoulda been there. Ed and Patsy Divish, long-suffering parents of friend, former colleague and twitter kingpin Ryan Divish, … Continue reading

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Williston, N.D., aka Boomtown, USA

Editor’s note: We left Havre, Mont., home of the Divishes and Blue Ponies, late Friday night, Aug. 16, after a wonderful visit with Ed and Patsy Divish, the parents of my former colleague Ryan. We made it as far east … Continue reading

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Welcome to Karlstad, the Moose Capital of the North

Karlstad, Minn., Aug. 20 – We left the Grand Forks YMCA feeling rather pleased with ourselves. We had gotten some exercise and, better still, bathed for the first time in more than a week. Now it was time to celebrate. … Continue reading

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International Falls: To Canada and back

Editor’s note: In the interest of clarity, for I know this journal jumps back and forth with a whimsical indifference to organization, this rambling bit of nonsense chronicles our hit-and-run visit to International Falls, Minn., and Fort Frances, Ont. That … Continue reading

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