Category Archives: Literature

Worth A Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing … Continue reading

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Shape Shifting Reporter Michael Hall

Con artist, chameleon, musician, writer and journalist. Those are some nifty identities to wear on your utility belt.  All play off of themselves and all enable Michael Hall to gain access to what he wants out of life and to … Continue reading

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Rick Zollo: A Man Comes Around

Rick Zollo has come in from the cold.  After spending 30 years casting lifelines from out on the perimeter this would-be writer finally has found an audience.  Mind you, Zollo didn’t necessarily care if anyone answered his call, he would … Continue reading

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Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald ~ “The Mayor of MacDougal Street

In the 1940s, lines were being drawn – a side had to be picked, either for or against – and we’re not talking about world wars here, this is jazz, baby! The “mouldy fig wars” had erupted, pitting the bebop … Continue reading

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Dubuque Iowa After Dark

Excuse me but have you seen where Iowa City’s nightlife might have gone?  It seems to have been misplaced. I swear it was here just the other night. Turns out it wandered 85 miles northeast to Dubuque.  This doesn’t happen … Continue reading

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The Road Home: A New Orleans Tale of Evacuation

It has been nearly 16 months since Hurricane Katrina crashed the party in New Orleans and managed to bring about a sound not heard there in almost 40 years – silence.  Bourbon Street and the renowned jazz clubs were closed … Continue reading

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Redfish

Jordan, why is my fridge open? Well Thomas a fine hello to you too.  How was your day? Jordan you’re a cat.  Could you possibly care less about how my day actually went?  You do nothing all day but sleep, … Continue reading

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