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This is the grave of James and Miriam Ferguson, better known as Pa and Ma Ferguson. James Ferguson was born in 1871 in Salado, Texas and Miriam Wallace in 1875 in Bell County, Texas. James drifted around for awhile and sowed some wild oats before ending up becoming a lawyer in Bell County, where he […]
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This is the grave of Neysa McMein. Born in 1889 in Quincy, Illinois to a middle-class family but one with an alcoholic and difficult father, Marjorie McMein attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago after high school. She graduated, worked as an illustrator for a bit in Chicago, then moved to New York, […]

Two Years

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On January 20, 2019

Today marks two years since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Sometimes, it’s still hard to believe I am typing statements like this. It’s been a journey, to say the least, o

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Music Notes

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On January 19, 2019
As usual when I am traveling overseas, I read a lot in Martinique. One of the books I read was Lester Bangs’ Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Not sure how I had gotten to this point in life without reading this. Overall, I found it pretty entertaining, if more than a bit much. Bangs wrote […]
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