Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Day Div (annual favorite subsection)

It's St Stephen's Day or Boxing Day depending on where you live. Here's my annual favorite;

Monday, December 25, 2017

Geography Div (You know what day it is, don't you? subsection)

Something is supposed to have happened here long ago.

and in case you want to understand the real meaning of the holiday, there's this:

Monday, December 18, 2017

Geography Div ( Anasazi subsection)

Today back in 1888 Richard Wetherill and his Brother-in-Law discovered the largest of the cliff dwellings in what is now Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Wetherill also discovered the ruins in Navajo National Monument  in Arizona as well as the Chaco Canyon site in New Mexico.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (... are we there yet? subsection)

Are you worn out with the carols yet? The shopping? The "what will we get brother Joe?" The "yes honey, that looks fine there?"
Well, bluegrass songwriter and guitarist Milan Miller has come up with Till the Elf on the Shelf is Dead. Just a little something to cheer you up!
Take heart, only nine days to go!

Milan is assisted on the track by Justin Moses, who provides banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and reso-guitar. The idea for the song came from his co-writer, Beth Husband, who also shows no love for the dreaded elves.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Geography Div (Plymouth Rock subsection)

If April Showers bring Mayflowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Yep, Pilgrims; 103 of 'em stepped ashore today back in 1620 and established Thanksgiving, er the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Talk about illegal immigration ............

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Military Thanks subsection)

From a 2015 concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in the GWTP.

SFC Dean G. Woods, guitar . SFC Marlisa D. Woods, fiddle . MSG Michael J. Ford, harmonica . SFC Kristopher C. Armstrong, string bass . CW5 (ret.) Charles Vollherbst, banjo

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Christmas Remembrance subsection)

Tommorow marks the third anniversary of the death of Ray Davis - the long-time host of WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Ray always did a special Christmas broadcast and among the "Plum, Pitiful numbers was always his reading of Little Orphan Joe. Here is Ray reading it,  backed by the Don Reno and Red Smiley band in December of 1971 - their last stage appearance before red passed away.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Occasional mid-Week Molly Div (almost weekend subsection)

In light of what the Senate republicans are about to do to the nation, here's Molly Ivins from 2002 --

"It puzzles me that the well-off complain so much about taxes when they pay so little relative to their wealth." -- Baltimore Sun, 5 Sept 2002

 - - - - the more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?

Next up: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid