Monthly Archives: March 2014

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” The Writer

A Review of Rick Lamplugh, In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone. (2014) (available at in both paperback and e-book formats) [Full Disclosure: I’m about to violate the book reviewer’s code of conduct here, which … Continue reading

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The Chitlin’ Circuit: Life, Death, and a Musical Revolution (Blues Stories, 14)

A Review of Preston Lauterbach, The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. [NOTE:  As Blues fans know, the “chitlin’ circuit” kept the Blues alive after World War II … Continue reading

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