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The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good – article by Oliver Ackermann

An opinion piece by Oliver Ackermann, “The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good“, was recently published in Premier Guitar. It is available online at I wanted to post the text here in case the link goes away. The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good […]

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Recipe for Basil Yogurt Sauce

This recipe for basil yogurt sauce is from “Season Big Flavors, Beautiful Food” by Nik Sharma, a beautiful book with great recipes. Sharma also has a website A Brown Table,, and a blog at We came into a great deal of cut basil from a friend who was going to be away from […]

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Recipe for Don Deluise Mama’s Birthday cake

We have often made this for Lynn’s birthday. Very good!! 6  eggs separated 3/8 cup sugar (he says 1 cup) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour (I used sprouted wheat) wax paper 2 round 9-inch baking pans Beat egg whites until foamy.  Slowly add egg yolks to egg whites, one […]

October 29. Gulf Shores Alabama

We arrived here yesterday in the evening. Our motel is the Best Western on the Beach, a very apt description. We got a beach facing room with a balcony.Nive view and we can sleep with the door open to our balcony to hear the waversall night long, or whenever we are awake. We had dinner […]

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October 25, long drive to Natchez in the rain

We had a long drive to Natchez from Clarksdale. Some of it was our own fault because we decided to go to Cleveland, Indianola, Leland, and Greenvillealong the way. A restaurant in Cleveland had been recommended by a chef we talked with in Oxford. We had an early lunch at the Delta Meat Market in […]

October 24. Clarksdale MS

Drove from Oxford to Clarksdale via Avalon – Home of Mississippi John Hurt. Nothing there but a dirt road and some broken down, decorating shacks/buildings. Then took a semi-paved road to Money where Emmet Till was abducted and killed. remote areas. Small towns. Only agriculture, mostly cotton. Our primary destination was Clarksdale MS. Lots of […]

Oct 23. Nashville to Oxford MS

Drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Beautiful/. Got off near Tupelo and stopped in a Elvis Presley Birthplace.. Not bd but fairly unremarkable. Then drove yo Oxford, MS.Spen the night at Ole Miss Motel. Cheap but clean and quiet. No frills. Walked to town and he Square. Ate dinner at Neon Pig. Next morning went […]

Visiting with friends including APtBS in Nashville

We visited with David Popkin, Pam Perez, and Dan Popkin at David and Pam’s home in Nashville, Oct 20-23. It was great to spend time with them again. We also got to spend time with Oliver and the rest of the folks in A Place to Bury Strangers. 

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Jonesborough Tennessee

We drove to jonesborough, Tennessee on October 19. As usual Lynn did all the driving. We traveled on interstate 81 most of the way. Scenery was nice but lots of cars and trucks We had a reservation at Franklin House BNB where we spent the night. The item got is tickets for “A Spot on […]

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A Place to Bury Strangers reviews: a show in San Francisco, the album RePinned

A Place to Bury Strangers are on the road again. A Place to Bury Strangers & Kraus at Starline Social Club, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 is a review of a recent show in San Francisco. Bringing their trademark disorienting and immersive live experience to the bay, APTBS dished out a multitude of tracks, including many from […]

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