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Living In A Small Town

People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else, researchers say

by Christopher Ingraham May 17


Commuters wait for train service to be restored at Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday in New York City. 229 more words

Ill-defined Fun

In the spirit of John Cougar Mellencamp–because I can’t seem to get away from him lately–here’s a little story about Where I’m supposed to be right now, Why I’m not there, and How come I ain’t never goin’ back. 418 more words

Mom Life

The Lyrics' Tragedies

In 1972 The Statler Brothers came out with a song called Class of 57. I was two at the time. I can honestly say this is the first song I remember hearing as a child, though probably not when I was two. 846 more words

Writing

Curation Monday: If You Can Talk, You Can Write [more gems]

More worthwhile points from If You Can Talk, You Can Write by Joel Saltzman.

  • ” ‘Who needs another book on writing?’ ”
    I did.
    I needed to write this book for myself–to see if I could take what I had learned over the years and write about it 
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Writing

TRUE CONFESSIONS : JACK AND DIANE

A GUEST POSTING by THE FRIEND OF RACHEL WORTH

Father VV

Please hear my confession.

Growing up in the 80s I was a bit of a Little Britainer as far as music was concerned and especially snobby when it came to anything out of the states. 558 more words

John Cougar Mellencamp

John Cougar Mellencamp sells seats, not principles, in Vancouver

chris cameron photo

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 25, 1988

By Steve Newton

Some guys have it and some guys don’t. A great band, that is. 434 more words

Vancouver Concerts

The element of surprise

I watched the John Cougar Mellencamp film Plain Spoken recently, and among the many interesting things he said in it was this:

True art is always a surprise.

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Poetry