Category Archives: Folk Thursday

Gather ’round, people.

We got the news.

Admit that the waters around you have grown.

This is the best news I have heard in a long, long time. As the former sponsor of Daniel Webster High School’s first-ever Gay-Straight Alliance, I cannot begin to explain how happy I am today. This morning, my kids — ALL of my kids — can marry the one they love, and would-be theocrats have nothing to say about it.


Folk Thursday: Jimmy Fallon and Neil Young

This is awesome.

On an unrelated note, here’s Day 2 of my giving-things-up-for-Lent project:


I bought this by mistake at the dollar store, forgetting I’d already bought the frame I needed for a picture I wanted to hang up. I don’t have anything else this size that needs to be framed, but I bet somebody else does. Into the giveaway box it goes.


Folk Thursday: Harry Belafonte

I have no idea how I have managed to get this far without posting any Harry Belafonte. We’ll remedy it with this live version of “The Banana Boat Song” from 1997.

I thought of Harry Belafonte this week because there was a reference to him in Selma, which we saw Monday night, and which I highly recommend. (And the scene with the Belafonte reference reminded me of why I’m proud to be a folkie. Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary have always been on the right side of history. God bless ’em.)