https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-idTrHGUMEs Sarah Morgan and Terry Lewis at the 2013 Cumberland Gap Dulcimer Gathering. An oldtime string band piece from down home -- way down home -- I hope to take up Thursday night at our slow jam and tune learning session at Hickory Glen Apartments. Usually played in G, but the dulcimer tab I found … Continue reading “Old Yellow Dog Came Trotting Through the Meetinghouse”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvrl5D7gD0 Van Morrison sings 'Enlightenment' | Europa Hotel, Belfast, 20th October 2012 https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/vanmorrison/enlightenment.html Van Morrison Lyrics, "Enlightenment"
David Grafton, "Are We Really a Public Church? Ministry in a Multi-Faith North America," Journal of Lutheran Ethics, 18.3 (May/June 2018) https://www.elca.org/JLE/Articles/1234  In this article I raise the question of what it means to do public ministry in a multi-faith context. I propose that thinking about ministry in a multi-faith North America actually provides … Continue reading Notes on ELCA, immigration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcAsP-x4Kw0 We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - Glen David Andrews From the live recording of "Walking Through Heaven's Gate", featuring Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews on trumpet. This song was an important anthem of the civil rights movement. The CD will be released on Martin Luther King Day, 1/19/09, with a CD … Continue reading We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City
Nick Spitzer, "Continuity and Creativity in Postdiluvian New Orleans and Beyond," Southern Spaces, Nov. 28, 2011 https://southernspaces.org/2011/creolization-cultural-continuity-and-creativity-postdiluvian-new-orleans-and-beyond ... this multi-media essay explores creolization as an approach to ethnographic work that seeks to describe and interpret cultural continuity and creativity. Creolization conjoins multiple sources in new identities and expressions, continuously co-mingling and adapting traditions in ways … Continue reading creolization notes
Eric Alterman, "The Decline of Historical Thinking," New Yorker, Feb. 5, 2019 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-decline-of-historical-thinking Lots to chew on here, including as good a thumbnail summary of Trump as I've seen lately, but I'm saving the link here for this quote: The reason that students at Yale and places like it can “afford” to major in history … Continue reading Springsteen, the American story and the uses of history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=U4G2taMh8Bk "Gonzo Sombrero" - Ukko Nooa / Gubben Noak with Yamaha LL6 Well, I have now translated a song from Swedish to English. It's more of a very free paraphrase than a translation, and I wouldn't quit my day job yet (if I weren't retired and still had one) to set up shop as a … Continue reading “Never ever trust a bear” — a Swedish children’s song (Björnen sover) in English