Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pete Seeger’s Long Ride

Pete Seeger’s recent passing has given me pause to reflect upon the not so subtle influence that he has had on my life. From the time I first heard about him through this very day, Pete and his music
have had a positive effect on me and perhaps not as noticeable effect on my children.

This story really begins with Bob Dylan singing about Woody Guthrie on his first album for Columbia records: 
Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song
’Bout a funny ol’ world that’s a-comin’ along…

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A Crisis Of…Identity?

According to Webster online an “Identity Crisis” is:

…a feeling of unhappiness and confusion caused by not being sure about what type of person you really are or what the true purpose of your life is

or a

…personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one’s social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one’s
Identity Crisis is a term that Erik Erickson coined in the late sixties to describe …

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William Shakespeare As An Anomaly?

This article was written as sort of a weekly column for the Jefferson Times on Thursday, March 3, 1983. I was a staff reporter at the time and my column was called “Just Common” after a local Ashe County, NC … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan & Cutting the Cable

Sandi and I were once a part of what I will call the broadcast television generation. What this means to me is that many of our evenings were focused around the prime-time hours from 9pm until 11
o’clock. Many of the shows that we watched from week to week were nestled into the 10 o’clock time zone and so bedtime for us was most normally about a few minutes after 11. Realistically we could
then get a full 8 hours of rest by awaking at 7 and still get to work by 8. This was our pattern for …
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