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Ladies and Gentlemen, May I introduce Eli Moore’s Debut Music Video

Pop the champagne! Number 1 Son, Eli, just today dropped his first music video! The video is for the song “The Thought”, from his latest lofi EP “Home Skillet”. Enjoy, and feel free to share the crap out of it! His music is available at: https://elimoore.bandcamp.com/album/home-skillet-2 Cheers from New Zealand.  

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The Greatest Debut Album of All Time (Conservatively Speaking, as Only a Proud Poppa Can)

Long ago and far away I blogged.  Then I stopped. Now I am back, briefly, to plug Junior’s debut album before this blog goes down the digital gurgler. Master Eli Moore spent the last three years seeing the world (47 countries at last count), improving his killer piano chops, falling in and out of love, […]

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Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup — Crazy Bubbas, Cooters and a Bazillion Angry Snakes

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are people like me, who say the only good snake is a dead snake; one that has been repeatedly shot or chopped-up with a shovel, bitten by the dog, dropped into the burn barrel with long tongs, and then covered with diesel and “insnakerated. And […]

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Secret Service, U.S. Marshals and the CIA all Wanted a Piece of Me

It was pretty damn cool. I was a reporter on the University of Texas at Arlington student newspaper. And the Secret Service wanted me, sort of. I had to be credentialed if I wanted to be in the press briefing later that year when President Reagan flew into DFW Airport. Even though no one in […]

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Mother’s Day ‘Momories’ Straight from the Heart (Republished)

One of my most treasured inheritances from Mom is a photocopied poem, surrounded by a hand-made sussy purple oval, held in a clunky, old wooden frame. The poem is by Jenny Joseph.  It’s not long: WARNING “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t […]

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A Whimpering Old Woman

Sometimes your heart breaks. I was at the skin doctor last week  to have a few more pounds of ugly cut off the top of my head.  But when I arrived at the clinic, there was no receptionist; just three people standing in line. I joined them in the line for about five minutes, but […]

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The Hog Tao of Super Bowl

*Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius, was keeper of the imperial archives in the province of Honan in the sixth century B.C. All his life he taught that “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao”, which makes you wonder what exactly the guy was being paid for. Anyways, according to […]

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