GHOSTS IN ARKANSAS I have to chuckle about this . On the 6,000 mile journey i just came back from i booked a night in an old cotton planter’s plantation house over the border from Clarksdale Mississippi in Helena Arkansas.We took back roads to get there across rivers and bridges . I learned this mansion […]
Tonight in Natchez Mississippi at a blues bar that has been there for decades and is also the place that served as a guest house for Mark Twain.This is the view tonight along the Mississippi River .Across this bridge is Louisiana.
A quiet night curled up in the big chair reading this book about life in Mississippi.. I have greater insight into the State through this book. Picking up Deep South by Paul Theroux tomorrow at the library. You see for me the Road Trip doesn’t end. It is the preamble if you will because my […]
Mississippi is the poorest state in the Union a position it has held since the Civil War It is the fattest state with a third of the adult population considered obese. It is number one for teenage pregnancy and illiteracy ,failure to graduate high school and highest for sexually transmitted diseases. A 50 year old […]
I am reading how not far from my hotel in Natchez Mississippi there was the most active slave market in the state where human beings were bought and sold and cast in horrible conditions and raped and whipped and mutilated all at the whim of their masters . This is why i have so much […]
Last night we stayed in the Bed and Breakfast in Arkansas an early century house filled with antiques and character. It seemed we were the only guests and as i went to bed i heard sounds coming from above. I went outside the room to investigate and i realized we were on the top floor. […]
This is King Cotton as it was once called and the picking of it was the motive behind kidnapping Africans and bringing them across the world as slaves for hundreds of years . This crop was responsible for a lot of brutal horrific tragedies that resound in the American psyche to this day.
The Crossroads where highway 61 and 49 meet outside Clarksdale and is the legendary spot where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil just so he could play like he did.
We met Jimmy Duck Holmes in Bentonia a whispering ghost of a town with decaying buildings and broken down homes in the middle of Mississippi Delta country.I followed my nose to a shack that was dishing out fried chicken for 5 dollars to a scraggly line and that was all that seemed open in this […]