Dear World Cup: It’s not you. It’s me.

July 13, 2010By FrancisCULTURE, Sports, Uncategorized

Despite the best efforts of my 13-year-old son, a monthly subscriber to Soccer America and a devoted fan of English League Football, I’m suffering from a serious interest deficit in this year’s World Cup. And the sad truth is, the American in me is winning-out over my own best efforts to maintain the same level … Read More

Apple: The New Beatles?

July 8, 2010By FrancisCULTURE, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

June 18, 2010: After months of intense speculation, adoring fans across America are queued-up (some since the night before) to be among the first to own the latest release from Apple. It’s a scenario not uncommon to my generation’s once-upon-a-time frenzy to procure tickets to a Beatles concert. And in many ways, Apple today has … Read More

Places In The Heart

July 28, 2010By francis-adminCULTURE, FUN, Music

Roots music gems from deep inside the soul mine.   (playlist under artwork) CLICK PLAY BUTTON BELOW Playlist Buddy And Julie Miller  ELLIS COUNTY Jackson Browne  FOR A DANCER Patty Loveless  CHEAP WHISKEY Silos  I’M OVER YOU Kinks  THE FIRST TIME WE FALL IN LOVE Reckless Kelly  WANDERING EYE Tom Petty  HIGHER GROUND Boone Creek  SALLY GOODUN Grateful Dead  SUGAR MAGNOLIA Steely Dan  DIRTY WORK … Read More