I met Kenny last July as he sat in front of the local CVS chain drugstore. He complimented my car (a 1972 Chevy El Camino), and I complimented his guitar. We chatted for a few minutes, and he told me he spends a lot of time around Negro Bar. When I confessed I was working on learning to play the mandolin, he offered me a few helpful tips from the depths of his experience. That was four months ago and I haven’t run into him since then; but the other day when the Big Guy happened to mention he’d recently seen a man sitting under the Lake Natoma Crossing playing guitar, I wondered if it might be Kenny. And I suddenly remembered that Kenny had invited me to look for his videos on YouTube. I’ve never had to worry about not having a roof over my head, but I know that, in different circumstances, any of us might find ourselves in a similar situation. Today, the weather here is windy, cold and very wet. I’m really hoping that Kenny is warm and safe somewhere.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of November 25, 2016. Show us the one thing without which your holiday season could never be complete.
A frosty cold morning. Nobody around but a gentleman walking his dog. And a pair of boots waiting patiently on the trail, hoping that whoever abandoned them might return.
Join Huell as he learns about the sometimes-controversial history of this California landmark and gets a very special tour, including a vertigo-inducing trip to the very top of the spire which is set against the San Francisco skyline… This is another one of my favorite episodes — partly because I enjoy watching just about anything to do with San Francisco. It’s […]
Back in the 1970s, there was a movie, called Born Free, about a lioness named Elsa. The movie’s theme song was a big hit for awhile; the first few lines ran: Born free/As free as the wind blows/As free as the grass grows/Born free to follow your heart. I had a friend who heard the song on the radio and […]
Las summer I started going through my dad’s old collection of color slides and scanning them to my computer — and cleaning them up as best I can. Since I finished with the images from Mexico, I’ve decided to go a little deeper into the past and share some of the more interesting photos in my family’s slide collection. This week […]
Four decorative tiles seen at the corner of Sutter and Riley streets, Historic Folsom:
The Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of November 18, 2016. For this week’s challenge, find some magic, and charm us with it. A Spider’s Web Silk-thin silver strings woven cleverly into a lair, An intricate entwining of divinest thread… Like strands of magic worked upon the air, The spider spins his enchanted web – His home so […]