Category Archives: France

France from a blues perspective

My Own Private Hillary Clinton Blues

At some point in Memphis Earlene’s  long bluesy life ( she’s an extremely old soul) she got schooled by somebody’s mother  or maybe a  retired English teacher,someone who raised children, hers and others, not to be trash. “Trash are the … Continue reading

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Election Year Blues

Iowa Caucaus Post Mortem. Memphis Earlene thinks all white guys look alike. Source: Election Year Blues

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New Years Resolutions Blues

Welcome to the Virtual Verandah, which is getting crowded.  Meet Latte Woman and her White Male Companion, our Political and Cultural Correspondents.   Memphis Earlene  doesn’t like the looks of the new arrivals. “She looks like one of those Talking … Continue reading

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Roots: An Interview with Memphis Earlene

Source: Roots: An Interview with Memphis Earlene

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More Angry White Guys with Guns Blues

Memphis Earlene and me on the Virtual Veranda reading the New York Times and the Washington Post. Memphis Earlene sips Southern Comfort while I rant. She takes mendacity in high places for granted. I’m always surprised. It was the Washington … Continue reading

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Those French Anti-Semitism Rioters Blues

Those French Anti-Semitism Rioters Blues.

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Those French Anti-Semitism Rioters Blues

Original name for this post was going to be Too Much News Blues, but then I saw this  headline. France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Shops, Attack Synagogue huffingtonpost.co.uk ” I’d hate to add  France to the  No Fly Zone,” … Continue reading

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Blue Jeans Blues

Blue Jeans Blues.

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Government Shut-down Blues

Cleveland Park Liquors is almost empty, and it’s a Saturday! Where are you, people? Usually neighborhood stores are crowded  when catastrophe looms; everybody stockpiles on toilet paper and canned goods, but that’s for blizzards and hurricanes, not Government Shut-downs . … Continue reading

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Breadloaf Blues

Looking for a summer vacation 30 years ago I went to Breadloaf Writers Conference  with a canister of Alice B. Toklas Gingersnaps in case things got boring. “What happened next?” asks Memphis Earlene. “I came home with an empty canister, … Continue reading

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