The blues are so popular now it is amazing. Tourists from all over the world as far away as Japan flock down to Mississippi and follow the signs signifying the Blues Trail..everyone searching for the authentic experience. All i can tell you about is my personal experience with the blues. My father was the main […]
I was in the sea and i struck up a conversation with a stunning black woman with a shaved head, a former model from Senegal who lives in Paris and i was talking about Mississippi and she said i have felt a strange attraction to go to Mississippi all my life and i told her […]
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 […]
When i was recently touring my friend from Switzerland Bernadette across the South we passed by a notorious place called Parchman Farm.I called Bernadette’s attention to it a big sprawling building on a massive acreage with towers and barbed wire… I told her i would inform her of the history some time later because we […]
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 […]
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.