Yesterday, at 10:00am Eastern my article — American Folklore and The Blues Black Cat Bone — was featured on WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed. It was a great and grand honor to be selected and here’s my reward letter from the Freshly Pressed editrix:
I usually write 3,500 words a day for publication, six days a week. That daily effort averages out to a million words a year. Those writing numbers are numbing and they don’t include the daily grind of writing emails or crafting shopping lists or the rare, luxuriant, instance of love letter making.
If you play electric guitar, you are always searching for “that sound” that will bring joy and everlasting effervescence into your life. One of the ways to get “that sound” is to play around with various amps and speakers until you find the right fit for delighting your ear while providing the necessary goodness for your soul. The Egnater Rebel-20 Half Stack was brought to my attention as a joy-worthy amp, and this is my story of chasing that divinity.
2007 is over, and I wonder, as you reflect back with me today, if you feel the last 12 months were more joyous or just bloodier than 2006?
Now is the time of the year when we must inventory our incendiaries and countenance our joy.
Enjoy your friends.
Welcome your enemies.
Live to fight another joyous day.
Terrorism is not a single, violent, act.
Terrorism is living in fear of what might happen and not what has happened.
Stephen Hawking provides us with the Semiotic Definition of Joy:
To escape the body
To embolden the spirit
To live anew again