Monthly Archives: March 2014

POETRY BARS & CAFES FOR DIEHARD WORD PEOPLE

  THE PLACE WHERE KARMA ORIGINATED The sign outside the monastery reads: “Near this spot, karma first entered the world.” – beside it, a small slot in a wooden box painted white, with “DONATIONS” in red letters scrawled across the … Continue reading

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THE BEST JUKE JOINTS ARE IN THE COTTON FIELDS

The Mississippi River, America’s great artery, rolls south from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. But in the first half of the 20th century, as the great barges and steamers headed downstream for New Orleans, another kind of traffic was … Continue reading

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TWO CALIFORNIA DIVES

Who says there’s no “American” food left?  What, no more No more greasy spoons?  You’ve got to be kidding me. Taint true, even though most have disappeared into the dust, relics from a bygone era whose time had already past … Continue reading

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