Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Ghost of Justin Townes Earle

First daughter sent me a video of Justin Townes Earle singing Graceland in a corner of a subway-tiled kitchen. It’s a lovely black and white clip from the German-based, Hamburger Küchensessions, which posts musicians performing live, in a bright, white … Continue reading

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The US Postal Service and the Desperate Quid Pro Quo

My parents took voting so seriously that their actions are etched in memory. When I was little, and before we moved overseas, my mother took me with her to the voting booth in our home town. I realized why, once … Continue reading

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