LoneStar (1996)

The best of the John Sayles films, which is saying a lot. Sayles is an auteur of independent films. He wrote, directed and edited LoneStar. It all start with two off-duty soldiers finding human bones on an abandoned Army rifle range looking for old bullets. Then a sheriff’s star is discovered among the bones. It … More LoneStar (1996)

Grand Funk Railroad

One of the most popular bands of the early 1970s. Hard-rocking and gritty, as many bands fresh from the late-60s were. Long hair, blue jeans and bluesy guitars. Grand Funk Railroad was Don Brewer (drums, vocals), Mark Farner (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass), and later Craig Frost on keyboards. Grand Funk had a … More Grand Funk Railroad

Eagles Live

The Eagles have been in farewell mode for years. The death of Glenn Frey has not deterred them from touring, although COVID did. In recent years, the band has focused on live performances instead of releasing new material. There are a number of live recordings of the band, so you can hear them from different … More Eagles Live

Three Dog Night

For a band that did not write much of their own material, these guys have a bunch of hits. It is impossible to think about the late 1960s and early 1970s without some reference to a Three Dog Night song. The band’s name originated from the Australian Aboriginal custom of sleeping with dogs to stay … More Three Dog Night

Hoof Trimming

On cows and bulls. What? That’s a new subject. Who would have thought that the trimming of hoofs could be interesting or even captivating? I did not . But I’m hooked now. You are shaking your head, right? I did too, at first. Obviously, there is everything on YouTube and somehow a video of a … More Hoof Trimming

Me the People

I have always looked this country as brimming with hope, not perfect by any measure, but evermore a high road of democracy.  People risk their lives to come here for a better chance.  Our democracy and freedoms are envied.  Yet, a major divide exists internally, we are both a nation of people wanting to kick … More Me the People

1+1=3

Nothing about her can be forgotten Equally memorable is her name Elegant but unpretentious I’m just a moth to her flame The length of her arm A million miles long In time, she pulled in The embrace held me strong There is me, her and us All distinctive lives Independent yet shared Each keeps our … More 1+1=3

View From the Floor

A trek to an inverted neighborhood Nothing soft about hardwood Looking eye to eye with shoes Footwear gossip if they choose Rising to speak and people stare My words drift sideways thru the air Snaking thru people to the objective A smile might change her perspective Life is busy inside my head It’s lonely here … More View From the Floor