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The Hum ~ 6/21 ~ Paradise Lost and Found

The Hum ~ 6/21 ~ Paradise Lost and Found

“When I was a child my family would travel down to Western Kentucky, where my parents were born. And there’s a backwards old town that’s often remembered, so many times that my memories are worn. And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County, down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I’m

The Hum ~ 5/31 ~ Lonely Hearts

“Hello, hello, I like your smile. Hello, hello, shall we talk awhile? Would you like some of my tangerine? I know I’ll never treat you mean.” ~ from “Hello, Hello” by Sopwith Camel Fifty years ago, when the short-lived one-hit-wonders called Sopwith Camel had a hit on the radio, I would hang around downtown Walnut

The Hum ~ 5/24 ~ Krazy Time

It’s krazy time in Humboldt this weekend. You’re probably too young to remember, but Krazy Kat was a wild and krazy comic strip from long ago noted for a “mixture of offbeat surrealism, innocent playfulness and poetic, idiosyncratic language,” (as Wikipedia describes it). Saturday at noon (Memorial Day weekend) things get really krazy on the Arcata

The Hum ~ 5/10 ~ Mothers etc.

Back in my restaurant days, I had to be prepared for Mother’s Day. Moms get the day off, at least theoretically, and everyone goes out to Sunday brunch and/or dinner. It’s good for business—in fact, typically the busiest day of the year. Another big day is when kids graduate from college and parents come to

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