Tag Archives: woody guthrie

Pearl Harbor anniversary–For them all

USS Salinas (A0 19), the first USN ship hit by German torpedoes in WWII on October 30, 1941. Thirty-eight days prior to Pearl Harbor, the men of the Atlantic Convoys were already at war. I feel like a fraud. I’m trying to talk knowledgeably about ‘a day which¬†will live in infamy‘. Nobody in my father […]

An Easter wish of sorts (and defending the faith)

This is a year when Easter and Passover converge more or less. So it’s probably as good a time as any for this post. Full Disclaimer–four days out of seven I consider myself Christian on some level. I was fully invested in the faith last decade until my congregation blew up, and a good sermon […]

So Long, it’s been good ta know yuh…

Over the past week, I was suddenly captured by a couple pieces of music that seemed to encapsulate my mood in following¬†the news. The above-cited song has been in my mental landscape since I was a kid and my aunts and uncles (who were actually great aunts and uncles, all survivors of the Great Depression) […]