CASTAWAYS – Our Only True And Faithful Companions?

A RADIOLAND / HIDDEN WHIM / REFLECTION from Poor William – (Radioland Video in post) “Are our only true and faithful companions castaways?”  John Ruskey, on the river, Oct. 2014 Castaway: A shipwrecked person, an outcast, or anything cast adrift or thrown away. Last year at the conclusion of a three-day Mississippi River camping, canoeing […]

10-Year Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina

Fascinating true story by Mark “River” Peoples focused on a family in need AK (after Katrina) Quapaw Canoe Company captain extraordinaire, Mark River Peoples, is a personal friend, keeper of the waters, fellow Red’s Lounge regular and a contributor to the Delta Bohemian. Madge and I dig this Dude. He stays on the down low, […]

Surf the Great Mississippi River Flood of 2011 with John Ruskey

Read about and watch his documentary “Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave” By Magical Madge With all these 10-year remembrances going on about the massive, destructive and deadly storm called Katrina, I am reminded of another storm which left it’s mark on some of us here in Northwest Mississippi. It wasn’t that long ago I struggled to sleep […]

The Bitter Southerner Rides Some Wild Miles with John Ruskey

Writer Boyce Upholt and Photographer Rory Doyle team up for something spectacular By Poor William – “The wilderness is the window of our souls, and water our smoothest passage through.” — John Ruskey, From “River Gator,” as published in I am Coyote: Readings from the Wild A timely, online publication started in 2013 called The […]

Quapaw Canoe Co. Captain Mark “River” and the Freshwater Spawners (Not a band)

All God’s creatures gotta spawn! By POOR WILLIAM PHOTOS The spawn is the symbol of new life and beginnings. A time of plenty for all species, and the reassurance of the incredible, undeniable cycles of life. — Mark “River” Peoples Followers of the Delta Bohemian® understand our deep, heartfelt appreciation for all things Quapaw Canoe Company—Driftwood Johnnie […]

Clarksdale Mayor highlight of Helena Annual Chamber Dinner

Plus GET ON BOARD for events surrounding official launch of AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE in Helena and Clarksdale – Wednesday through Friday! By MAGICAL MADGE PHOTO GALLERY at bottom of post Whooooo-oooot! When I hear that call, I know it’s a Quapaw calling! This time dear friend and founder of Quapaw Canoe Company John Ruskey invited Poor […]

What led him to Quapaw Canoe Company?

Mark “River” Peoples Had a Dream By POOR WILLIAM and GUEST BOHEMIAN MARK RIVER PEOPLES “Be true to yourself, have faith in the Creator and humanity, and you will find your way.” — Mark River The Delta Bohemian and Quapaw Canoe Company have many things in common, including an appreciation for individuality, nature, outdoor expressions of joie de […]

John Ruskey Lectures Delta Psi Fraternity at Ole Miss

May the river be with Alex Borst! By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN BRAXTON BARDEN PHOTOS and SEVERAL VIDEOS and SPECIAL LINK NEAR BOTTOM Was I reading my email correctly….? Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey was speaking at a fraternity house at Ole Miss? Yes! Just so happened my wheels were taking me in close proximity to the […]

Rice Farmer Outfits Delta Office with John Ruskey Paintings

Original Artwork and Giclées adorn Sumner, Mississippi By POOR WILLIAM Sumner, Mississippi VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY What always happens when an eclectic rice-farming, map-collecting restaurateur and Delta transplant buys a bevy of original artwork and giclées from a rugged individualist who paints, writes poetry, prose and music, while leading expeditions on the mighty Mississippi River? Well…? […]

Mississippi Delta Cat Trumps Delta Dog, Every Time

Dandy and Shady By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Mississippi Delta Dogs are an inescapable, loosely cherished constant in our beloved homeland, but they are not the cat’s meow! Cat will get a fella every time! A friend of Poor William’s is fond of saying that you can lead a man off in to the Grand […]

A couple of Bohemians get the Media Award!

Proud to be a small part of it. By Guest Bohemians JOHN RUSKEY and DANIEL VASSEL Email from John to Madge, September 30, 2014

Time on the Mississippi River with Huck and Jim

Plus a Host of Philosophers By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi   (VIDEOS with PHOTOS) “Is it necessary to cut rope and are your only true and trustworthy companions castaways?” John Ruskey, guiding a seminar discussion about Huckleberry Finn Well? This known rope cutter believes this is a mighty fine question for above-and-beyond ruminations.