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John McCutcheon - The Wind That Shakes The Barley (1977)

Unanimously believed to be the most influential Hammered Dulcimer album in the United States – described as a “quantum leap in dulcimer playing” – as well  as the third release of the long-lived June Appal Recordings, who became a solid reference for the Appalachian legacy.


Writing is Like Gardening

I was recently asked to share some tips on how to market an indie book such as mine. I admit marketing the books I’ve written is a big challenge for a reclusive person like me. 620 more words


The Cellist of Sarajevo

It was the longest siege of a capital city in modern history, and produced the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
Sylvia Poggioli…

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Current Events

I Traveled Back in Time

It felt good to say hello to all of them,

The flowers were in crisp spring bloom,

The fields swayed with more romance than I recall, 181 more words


John McCutcheon - Storyteller With A Lifelong Career

One new day inspires him one new story 

One story awakens one new song to sing along

From the bottom of his heart to the tip of the tongue. 253 more words

Music Review

Flowers for Sarajevo

The moving story of a young boy who discovers the power of beauty and kindness during a time of war. Drasko helps his father sell flowers in Sarajevo, but when war threatens and his father is called to the battlefront, Drasko must take over the flower stall. 511 more words

Book Review - Kids

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins

Dandelion Salad

by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 25, 2016

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. 1,017 more words