Category: Jim Dees

Channel the Change

By Jim Dees Good ole T.S. “Big Bubba” Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month,” the inference being that spring gives us hope only to be dashed by winter. One could make the same case for September and October. We have...

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Reinventing Willie

By: Jim Dees Reinventing Willie Oxford is known as a retirement destination but it’s also a place for those of any age to rebound from a crisis, tie up messy loose ends or reinvent yourself. Perhaps no one practiced this art...

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Sing one for Son

By Jim Dees This time of year is blues season with music festivals and outdoor concerts popping up like wild onions. The blues are a good teacher and that includes the late James “Son” Thomas of Leland.  In the 1980s, Son would...

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Said & Done | Literary Landscapes

by Jim Dees Spring is sprung and with the pleasant temps and blooming blooms comes the dark side: yard work and leaf blowers. Someone took the 1970s technology for blow-dryers, souped it up like a booster rocket and now your...

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