‘The Tiger King’ reignites 13-year-old missing man case as sheriff tweets for info

Tweet on missing man from Hillsborough sheriff
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister saw opportunity in the popularity of ‘The Tiger King’ on Netflix, tweeting for information about a missing man case dating to 1997. (From Twitter @ChadChronister)

Are you watching ‘The Tiger King’ on Netflix? When I look at social media, it seems like the whole world is watching this series about a very strange group of real life characters. Now that the series is the number one stream on Netflix, Sheriff Chad Chronister in Hillsborough County saw an opportunity to re-examine a cold case. Continue reading “‘The Tiger King’ reignites 13-year-old missing man case as sheriff tweets for info”

Silver Linings: Coronavirus led us to Ja’Ville and new creative projects

(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia
(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies; photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia.

I’ve already written about adjusting to this self-quarantine now that the Coronavirus is sweeping our country. Being accustomed to a fairly hectic schedule, I’m not the only one in my family adjusting. Ironically from this horrible crisis, some good business ideas are springing forth. Continue reading “Silver Linings: Coronavirus led us to Ja’Ville and new creative projects”

‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live

image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page
Image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page @billybmusic.

Billy Buchanan is one of those musicians with a unique voice you will remember. The ‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ just announced a Facebook Live show for March 31. Continue reading “‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live”

Corona lockdown is a whole new experience for this family

Petunias in bloom
Petunias in bloom. Photo by Indie Art South

I admit I’m accustomed to a very fast pace. I’ve long been involved in the girls’ music. I still try to maintain my writing and my website. And topping it all is my commitment to being a wife to a very fine husband. So this Corona lockdown (that term is trending on Twitter, by the way, illustrating group think I suppose) is proving a whole new experience for my little family. Continue reading “Corona lockdown is a whole new experience for this family”

Weissberg’s death a reminder of the poet whose novel helped make banjo picking mainstream

Colleagues, journalists, former students and many others came together to celebrate poet and novelist James Dickey's 70th birthday in 1993. (Photo: Indie Art South)
Colleagues, journalists, former students and many others came together to celebrate poet and novelist James Dickey’s 70th birthday in 1993. (Photo: Indie Art South)

Eric Weissberg passed away on March 22, and his death is a reminder for me of the poet whose novel helped make banjo picking famous. Weissberg picked the banjo in that iconic scene in the 1972 film Deliverance based on the novel by poet and professor James Dickey. Dickey was the strongest influence on my early writing years and I maintained contact with my professor until shortly before his death. That writeup flooded my head and heart with memories.

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