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Election Day is Only 110 Days Away

“Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

– Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Vice President Dan Quayle in 1988 Read more…


Election Day is Only 129 Days Away

“Do you think it’s right for Christians to use the names of pagan gods for the days of the week?”

– Garrison Keillor

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Election Day is Only 154 Days Away

“Fat man lookin’ in a blade of steel
Thin man lookin’ at his last meal
Hollow man lookin’ in a cotton field
For dignity

Wise man lookin’ in a blade of grass
Young man lookin’ in the shadows that pass
Poor man lookin’ through painted glass
For dignity”

– Bob Dylan,
from Dignity Read more…


Good Enough For Me

“The immigrant son left the mining town.
Electrified the traditional
And had it out on Highway 61.

There’s no reason to feel downhearted.
There’s music in the wheels
There to be found.”

– Jay Farrar,
from Afterglow 61 Read more…


Stir Up the Years

“It’s just flashes that we own
Little snapshots
Made from breath and from bone
And out on the darkling plain alone
They light up the sky”

– Jeffrey Foucault
from Northbound 35 Read more…


Sometimes, It Does Take a Village

“The whole world is asleep
You can look at it and weep
Few things you find are worthwhile
And though I don’t ask for much
No material things to touch
Lord, protect my child”

– Bob Dylan,
from Lord Protect My Child Read more…


Election Day is Only 233 Days Away

“I have ever observed that a choice by the people themselves is not generally distinguished for it’s (sic) wisdom. This first secretion from them is usually crude and heterogeneous.”

– Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Edmund Pendleton, August 26, 1776 Read more…


Easy to Slip

“It’s so easy to slip
It’s so easy to fall
And let your memory drift
And do nothin’ at all
All the love that you missed
All the people that you can’t recall
Do they really exist at all”

– Lowell George, from Easy to Slip

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Election Day is Only 261 Days Away

“I ain’t never been to Vegas but I gambled up my life
Building newsprint boats I race to sewer mains
Was trying to find me something but I wasn’t sure just what
Funny how they say that some things never change

Oh my sweet Carolina
What compels me to go
Oh my sweet disposition
May you one day carry me home”

– Ryan Adams, from Oh My Sweet Carolina Read more…


Election Day is Only 265 Days Away

“I have one piece of advice to give you, Professor. Read the columnists and if they call a member of your staff thoughtful, dedicated, or any other friendly adjective, fire him immediately. He is your leaker.”

– President Lyndon Johnson preparing Henry Kissinger for the transition to Richard Nixon’s first term  Read more…


Election Day is Only 281 Days Away

“Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day;
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way.
Oh, Monday, Monday, won’t go away;
Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay.
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday”

– Mamas and Papas
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The Days Float Through My Eyes

“I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes”

– David Bowie, from Changes Read more…


Ram On 2015 – Part 2

Here is a loose recap of Ram On for 2015 (part 2). Read more…


Ram On 2015 – Part 1

Here is a loose recap of Ram On for 2015 (part 1). Read more…

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