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The Phoenix area news last night was hilarious. Temperatures were to drop down in the THIRTIES overnight, and desert folk were losing their mind.I realize that if you are living through a Midwest winter, or a Plains-state winter--or pretty much any other winter that is actually winter--lows in the 30s with highs in the 50s for a week does not constitute a 'cold snap,' or a 'frigid blast.' But around here, it is the dang apocalypse.I watched neighbors run around yesterday, throwing … [Read more...]

Take a Load Off

Maybe I'm too young to claim The Band as part of the soundtrack to my life.  But the death of Levon Helm has me thinking about the first time I heard "The Weight--" or at least the first time i paid attention--and well, i do believe it did some shaping of me that Debbie Gibson, Guns n Roses, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't quite manage.A Coke commercial: A beautiful woman drives a convertible through the desert, with a happy and faithful looking dog. "The Weight" comes through in the backg … [Read more...]


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