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BEAUTY BEFORE THE STORM

"The sky seemed to be made of mother of pearl; gloriously pink, yet containing a fish-scale effect which reflected all the colors of the rainbow. Never had I seen such a beautiful sky." -real estate agent Buford T. Morris, who…

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HORSE IN THE KITCHEN

I love this story. This is a Texas story about back when Greg and Linda had horses. Greg said he woke up one morning and couldn't believe his eyes; there was a horse drinking out of the kitchen sink! Then…

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MARIETTA

Back about 2008 the Caravan broke down near Marietta, Oklahoma, just north of the Texas State line. A State Trooper stopped to assist and after about an hour of great conversation a wrecker came and pulled my van into Marietta…

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THE LITTLE THINGS

I've learned to appreciate the seeming little things in life. I may have mentioned this before but in the back of the stage at a club in Detroit (left by the band that was to play the weekend after the…

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WILLOUGHBY

I want to tell you about a brief therapeutic trip I took to the Gulf Coast a few years back. It was at a time when I really needed some diversion therapy. In telling you this story I want to…

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SLIDE GUITAR

When I think about slide (or bottleneck) guitar I always think back Charlie Patton's "High Sheriff Blues" but there are some later main slide guitar guys that stand out in my mind. This is for some of you guys that…

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BRIDGE OUT

Here’s another weird story about a trip back to Michigan from Kansas. We were wondering if we were going to come back via Memphis or Minneapolis. I had never seen either city but chose Memphis this time around. When we…

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DONDE ESTA PONCA CITY

I feel compelled to tell you again about the time I couldn’t find Ponca City. I was driving on 35 and really wanted to see the flea market that everybody had talked about in Ponca City. I had been up…

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DETOUR DELUXE

Some of you might remember when I used to write about how negative things actually worked out for good. Well, one time I was going back down to Kansas but when I got to the Mississippi River the bridge was…

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SOUTH/EAST OF VIDOR

Talking with friends about travel and the adventures of the road I decided to bring back a story I told you about a few years back. It was around Christmas time that I was down in east Texas, west of…

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WISE COUNSEL FROM OLIVIA HARRISON

I finally got the chance to watch all of the George Harrison's "LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD." It covers a long space of time. Beatle fans and Traveling Willbury fans with both appreciate this documentary. One thing that really impressed…

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BLUES IS

SHADES OF BLUES The first blues that I remember hearing other than what I heard in the cotton fields and the jukeboxes of West Texas was Bob Wills' music; the Milk Cow Blues, the Basin Street Blues and all the…

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