Monthly Archives: March 2020

Fragments from Granddad’s Memoirs

Today’s post comes from the typewritten memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey. I’ve posted bits and pieces, stories and scraps from those weathered pages for 6 years now. I described what I inherited to work from after my mom edited … Continue reading

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Freebies for the Lockdown

This too will pass… Current estimates have close to 20% of the world’s population on lockdown due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Panic buying and hoarding have driven us all  a little crazy and staying at home for weeks … Continue reading

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Live! in Your Living Room!

With ongoing social distance measures intensifying with many people ordered to take it a step further and shelter in place, it’s good to see members of the arts community step up to offer live performances and virtual tours. So, here’s  … Continue reading

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Friends in the Time of COVID-19

Sorry to distort your phrasing again, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. COVID-19 still isn’t cholera but if friendship isn’t love — well, I must be in wrong world ‘cuz that’s the truest definition I know. Yes, we’re back in Cañon City after … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Old-Fashioned Love”

Will was writing songs with the wisdom of experience from an early age. His music & lyrics would become more complex and insightful as he grew and matured, but the purity of his songs was there all along. This one, … Continue reading

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Travel in the Time of COVID-19

with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Okay, travel ain’t love and COVID-19 ain’t cholera. But my planned travel back to Austin for SXSW Edu certainly earned some caution from friends. I must admit I felt some mild trepidation regarding going … Continue reading

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Happy Texas Independence Day!

184 years ago today, a brave — possibly foolhardy — band of men gathered in the small settlement of Washington-on-the-Brazos and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.  Soon, they would be fleeing for their lives from the oncoming armies of … Continue reading

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