Author Archives: Jamie

About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls

Kentucky Derby Preview

Every year a group of friends and I make imaginary (sometimes real) wagers on the Kentucky Derby.  To gear up for the great race, here are the current contenders seeking one of 20 slots available on May 5. Columns are  … Continue reading

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Sing a Song For Oscar

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Let America Be America Again

Today is the anniversary of Langston Hughes’ birthday.  For those not familiar with his poetic genius and life of activism, I would suggest this short article from Biography.  It contains a wonderful recording discussing his work and art. One of … Continue reading

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What’s Going On

I fear for the nation.  As a result I turn to music which often speaks to what is wrong or echos the past as a warning to the present. And unfortunately where does having a President like Donald Trump lead … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Neil

It may not be his best known song, but it is the one that means the world to me and Neil Diamond wrote it. Happy birthday and thank you for the memory.

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