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Locomotive Father Musician Union Man
Locomotive Father Musician Union Man

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My mother at a late age decided to go back to college. To become a teacher! She was my Cub Scout den mother, we saved stamps for Bangladesh. And after we filled gallon ice cream buckets with stamps, thousands of used stamps to be matched face value, the…
My Mother Was A Teacher! #120strong
My Mother Was A Teacher! #120strong
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Schoolidarity Forever When the union’s inspiration through the worker’s blood shall run. There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun. For what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one? For the union makes us strong! We are…
Schoolidarity Forever #120strong #kyunion
Schoolidarity Forever #120strong #kyunion
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To Jesus: Brother, As a Teamster, it was hard for me not to think that the union I was in, somewhat mirrored your organization – your Apostles, your mission and vision, your message, followers and campaigns, all that seems akin to the work of a union. As…
To Jesus:
To Jesus:
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The Monks Are Going Into The Caves is what my mother would say when she was trying to instill in me that all is actually well … especially, she would mention – “it is, an election year, things are going to be crazy.” So, I know, this Monk, is going into…
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Hey Glenda Mellick! Today is International Women’s Day! You for me, was the one who – when i was a kid, made sure I read Our Bodies Ourselves! You strong woman! You! And when i was a kid, You were the only one who could get a fire going at the cub scout…
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This is a work in process. Click the links as we go …  1860 – L&N railroad chartered in 1860 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky In 30 years grew from 300 miles of track to 6000 miles 1863 – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers founded 1865 – Civil War ends…
Railroaded – The Railroad Teach-in
Railroaded – The Railroad Teach-in
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America’s myths are being exposed and run through the ringer of public discourse.   Dear America,   Keep trying to explain your way out of this.   The more you talk, the more you expose your weakness.   You know you lied. You snuck out of the house got…
Dear America,
Dear America,
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Chapter 2 – Before N.Y.C When I posted chapter 1 on my blog, a person who I had been chatting with on Facebook showed an interest in this story. She called herself a “red diaper baby.” A red diaper baby is a kid raised by a political activist and I…
Chapter 2 / Before N.Y.C
Chapter 2 / Before N.Y.C
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The Table is a book about becoming a radical activist. It is also a book about what happens to a person, a folk musician, radical activist when they burn out. This book is about being the first musician to open the I.W.W endorsed musical tour, The Joe…
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The Cottonwood Local started out as a noodlin’ in the key of D on the mandolin. When I would get off of my train, I would spend time sitting on the front porch of the Holiday Inn in Nashville playing my mandolin. Mostly people watching. I lived at the…
The Cottonwood Local
The Cottonwood Local
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