Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sweet Mountain Dulcimer

SWEET MOUNTAIN DULCIMER … With their new CD, “Sweet Mountain Dulcimer,” Denise Gartin and Diana Coss transport us back to another time; a time when our country was young and entertainment was, to paraphrase Mike Seeger, a personal accomplishment rather than a commercial purchase. The music is a mixture of beautiful folk ballads and sacred songs performed in solo and duet renditions as they would likely have been heard at family gatherings and community events in early American settlements. Continue Reading

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The Dog Screamer

By Diane Sesler… Enters Nuke the dog. An impressive muscular beast with a walnut size brain. A klutzy live wind-up energizer 9 year old dog who will run full blast into you. Bruises — I have many. My body looks like a war map. This is our 100 pound Doberman who chews on rocks as a hobby. Grown UPS men fall off our porch when I open the door. Problem: He is the leader. I am untrained. Continue Reading

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Savannah Paints The Town Green

By Pamela Sherborne… March 2012 has come and gone. But memories of this year’s March 17 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Savannah, Georgia, linger. And, it seems one memory that has lingered longer than others is a city covered in green. From the fountains gushing green water in the parks making up the city’s four squares to the thousands of green-attired folks looking much like a river flowing slowly along the walk at the downtown City Market, the color green was everywhere. Continue Reading

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On To Belgrade

By Jesse Mathison… Of course, if you don’t prepare you sometimes end up walking through Belgrade at four in the morning, trying to find the hostel you didn’t bother to book anyway. This is, of course, after your eight hour ride turns into a fifteen hour journey because of the snow and you are stuck in a train without electricity (read: heat), food, beer, anyone who speaks English or any idea where you are or how long you will be there. Continue Reading

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