Category Archives: Existentialism

70th Birthday Blues

Most Blues begin Woke Up This Morning. Sometimes just getting out of bed and not crawling back in is a Feat of Courage and Gesture of Faith towards the Universe. Chronic depression is like being saddled with an irritating younger … Continue reading

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Post-Election Blues

Memphis Earlene’s beverage of choice these days is White Russians, which seems so wrong. Blues Beverages are whiskey and wine. “Blues women do not drink alcoholic beverages that taste like dessert. It’s a Code violation,” I tell her. “Blues women … Continue reading

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Birthday Blues

  April 20……..Hitler’s birthday. Mine as well. I’m in a Doctors waiting room in Amherst Virginia, been here for two hours, FOX NEWS on the TV. Springtime for Hitler doesn’t feel so much like a joke. I got a tick … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories of Yemen Blues

Yemen: 2006. I’m the only woman in the room, I’m chewing qat for the first time, and I’m doing it wrong, masticating the tender green leaves into pulp and then swallowing, as though I’m eating salad greens.   Despite my faux pas, … Continue reading

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Memphis Earlene Schools Me Again

There’s no place in the Blues for “My Child Didn’t Get into an Elite Pre-school.Children do not belong in the Blues. Lost my Baby in the Mall? A heartstopper if you’re the parent but it’s not the Blues. ” Don’t … Continue reading

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