“Paddle to the Amazon” Adventurer Dana Starkell

PLUS Wild Bill Briscoe catches a big-ass blue catfish! [VIDEOS] Delta Bohemian Tours was on its regular Regional Identity Tour a couple days ago, including an almost mandatory stop at the Mississippi River near historic Friars Point, MS, when we encountered, as we often do, sojourners “green-miling” down the Mother of all Waters, also known […]

Layne Logue: Two Cottonmouths Fight For Mating Rights

Nature Observer, Chronicler and Go-To Guy on the Lower, Lower Mississippi River documents By Poor William VIDEOS and PHOTO GALLERY What do ya get when you cross a river rat, civil engineer, helper and re-supplier of river paddlers passing through Vicksburg, Calvin & Hobbes aficionado and an all-around nice guy? Well, you get some wicked […]

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 […]

Mississippi River Great Books Seminar Openings

Quapaw Canoe Company & Search for the Healthy City team up with Huck & Jim By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi Have you been searching for a salubrious, multi-day adventure in the Mississippi Delta that includes Socratic discussion of seminal Western literature, camping and canoeing on the Mississippi River in a 30-foot-long cypress canoe, and a stay […]

Mark River Blogs about Healing and Eagles

“Once they get to know you, they will love you.” By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Faithfully, every week, Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey shoots me an email about recent past, present and future adventures on or about the river. These commentaries are in-depth and share a distinct insight into a riverman’s life. Yesterday, I opened one such email. The headliner was […]

When A Friend Asks For Help, Respond. Is The Mississippi River Your Friend?

By Magical Madge (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEOS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST I had just emailed John Ruskey an apology for neglecting to do something today I had promised although I knew he would understand. Still. When a friend asks for something, I want to respond. It disappointed me that I couldn’t, didn’t remember to […]

What’s Happennnnnnniiiiiinnnnnngggg? An Award, that’s what!

  What’s Happennnnnnniiiiiinnnnnngggg? Posted 1-11-12 Updated 1-19-12 Updated 1-26-12 Hola, Delta Bohemians. Check out what’s going on in and around Clarksdale on the SOUNDS AROUND TOWN. SPECIAL NOTE: Clarksdale Film Festival is this weekend. Thursday – Friday, January 26-28. Click on the link and read all about it!

Mississippi River Flood 2011 – DISPLACED DELTA WHITETAIL DEER

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi VIDEO IN POST The 2011 Mississippi River Flood affected towns, farms, and individuals dependent on its good graces, as well as temporarily displacing and confusing wildlife populations living behind the levees. A true friend and closet Bohemian, Mr. Lil John McKee, notified us during the third week of May 2011 that herds of […]

Joey Young: Tallahatchie County Boy & Clarksdale Artist Shows His Stuff in Memphis

By Poor William MEMPHIS, Tennessee VIDEOS in post A “way cool” fourth-floor loft apartment in downtown Memphis provided a fine, urban backdrop for Clarksdale artist Joey Young to show his “stuff” last Sunday evening. Poor William tagged along to cover the event, drink some wine, chew on some black beans and flans and portage Joey’s […]

The Mississippi River: Two Swimmers, Two Trips, Two Videos

VIDEOS IN POST “May the river be with you!” —  Driftwood Johnnie Long heralded as one of the greatest natural resources in the world, the Mississippi River is finally coming into its own as a non-combustion-engine recreational source for swimmers, canoeist, paddleboarders, and a host of others on the lower Mississippi who use muscles and […]

Experiencing the Mississippi River with Chuck Dovish, host of “Exploring Arkansas” on AETN, and Audubon Arkansas – Hosted by John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company

Hosted by John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company Delta Bohemian writers Poor William (aka Billy Howell), Fat Clyde (aka Lil’ John McKee), Young & Free columnist Corinne Vance and Publisher/Producer Magical Madge Marley Howell enjoyed a recent excursion with fellow DB contributing writer John Ruskey, owner and founder of Quapaw Canoe Company. The special guests on […]

Brit Dave Cornthwaite Completes his Record-breaking Mississippi River Expedition on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Brit Dave Cornthwaite Completes his Record-breaking Mississippi River Expedition on his Stand Up Paddleboard   Yep, Dave Cornthwaite did it folks, and our very own Delta Bohemian and Founder of Quapaw Canoe Company John Ruskey was with Dave when he made it to the Gulf. If you don’t remember who or what, check out The […]