Monday, June 4, 2012

Banner Yet Wave

I was saving this for July 4th but I'm feeling patriotic.

Joplin, Missouri. May 2012. That's not a parking garage, that's a hospital gutted by a tornado.

Joplin, Missouri on the mend. Kid texting on her back. Old Glory flying proud. The Tornado caused massive damage. The hospital was in the background was obliterated but this memorial park will one day be the only evidence it happened. Of course there was absolutely no day labor for me!!

Can you spot the Grackle*? These gregarious birds stop at nothing for food. It tried to get in the escape hatch. It's like a slim chicken.

*I'm not 100% sure that's a grackle. It's either a female boat-tailed grackle or something totally different. Male grackles are black and easy to spot. But this one hangs out with grackles. A Grackle ally.

Saved My Soul

In Muskogee, Oklahoma I met a man named David, or should I say a man named David materialized before me because there's no accounting for our encounter in the empty dark downtown as I sang my Merle Haggard songs. My earthly mission here is to learn Western Swing music and it seems that again I've started walking on the 4th floor. The actual lesson concerning Western Swing music begins with simple Gospel Hymns.

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