Let’s teach our children that weird is a good thing. Because it is.
And Nothing You Say Can Change My Mind
And she said, “Flowers are red.”
“Flowers are red young man / Green leaves are green / There’s no need to see flowers any other way / Than the way they always have been seen.”
She’s a teacher, a character in a song by Harry Chapin, speaking to a little boy on his first day of school.
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Rock isn’t dead. It’s old and wrinkled, sure, but it’s alive and well and still playing at Moondance Jam. Really. Saw it with my own two eyes.
Rock isn’t dead.
I saw it myself late last Thursday on a delayed flight from Chicago to Fargo. And to quote a 35-year-old hit, “It was like lightning / Everybody was frightening / And the music was soothing / And they all started grooving…”
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How to keep the Joneses and all their cash from driving on by on the new Interstate system? Enterprising business owners and chamber of commerce leaders pondered and pondered. Finally, an idea took shape. The Big Attraction was born.
Not long ago, National Public Radio did a piece about a free spirit who has created a mobile desktop publishing office and taken his show on the road. In the tradition of John Steinbeck and his faithful companion, Charley, this gentleman is traveling across the country, meeting folks and printing their stories.
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