THE SECRET HISTORY – Delta Bohemian Seminars Book Study Weekend

Delta Bohemian Seminars: Book Study of Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” “A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction….Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth.” — The Times (London) “A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured…..Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite.” […]

Mama & Mia Meeting Red & The Delta Blues

Meeting Red Paden Highlights Third-grader’s Visit to the Mississippi Delta Mama & Mia Meeting Red & The Delta Blues By Chilly Billy Includes Photo Gallery Two tours shy of conducting our 400th Delta Bohemian Tour, I had the unequivocal pleasure of touring some righteous tourists this week. The coup de grace was giving a tour […]

Planting Injustice, Angry People and a Good Reputation

Planting Injustice, Angry People and a Good Reputation A false narrative recently initiated by a disgruntled actor and further propagated by most mainstream media outlets without a scintilla of old-school investigative journalism had the potential to ignite a race war in America. Truth matters; and if it ain’ the Truth, then it ain’ right! Planting […]

Je Ne Sais Quoi of Ocean Springs and Walter Anderson

The Mississippi Gulf Coast beckons. INCLUDES PHOTO GALLERY “In order to realize the beauty of man we must realize his relation to nature.” –Walter Inglis Anderson Ocean Springs? Hell, I didn’t even know where it was until a few years ago. Now, it is my favorite place to visit.

Being Southern

A Poem by Slim Gravy Being Southern The first one said Went to my head I’m inherently lazy

Crapping on Everything: A Game of Inches

No two people could possibly agree on the perfect halftime show, so too many of us crap all over it, as we do just about everything! Truly, a sad testimony of the wired gen. Social media, which I reckon I am egregiously using now, and the immediacy of every-person-a-sage mentality ensure that pretty much everything […]

Justifiable Resentment Dangers

An addict’s nightmare Justifiable resentment may be one of the most dangerous non-tangibles we can possess; though tangible when nurtured. Psychology Today defines resentment as negative feelings, basically ill will, toward someone or something that emanates from the past. Resentment is the re-experiencing of past injustices — real or perceived — and the old feelings […]

Caught in an Eddy by Mark River

Introduction by Slim Gravy Caught in an Eddy by Mark River Introduction by Slim Gravy in italics There are a few folks in the lives of most who are always a welcome sight to see and whose words, demeanor and affectation always bless. My friend, Mark River Peoples, along with his friend and mentor, John […]

Precision Farming Keeping Mississippi Delta Alive

Clarksdale native David Carr recognized by Delta Farm Press Precision Farming or Precision Agriculture had its genesis in the early 1990’s with the technological introduction of GPS guidance for farm tractors. Due to the prohibitive rising cost of inputs in agriculture, it is increasingly imperative that farmers utilize every available research-based asset to maximize profits […]

Delta Business Journal 2018 Best Of The Best

Delta Business Journal, a monthly business magazine based out of Cleveland, Mississippi, posted an online ballot on their Facebook page and on their website for their Delta Business Journal 2018 Best of the Best. The votes were tallied and the winners were announced and listed in their December 2018 issue.

Visit Natchez: A Must Do On The Great American Music Trail

Includes Photo Gallery. By Chilly Billy Visit Natchez, a must do on the Great American Music Trail Natchez is an enchanting city located on the bluffs above America’s main vein, the mighty Mississippi River. Presently dealing with many of the conundrums of Southern cities historically tied to agriculture, oil, or dissipating industry, Natchez is not […]

One Can Be …

One can be a Christian and not hate/but respect others for their religious views. One can be a conservative and not hate/but respect others for their political beliefs. One can be white and not hate/but love others because of their skin color.

It Ain’t Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’t Wrong if It’s Right

It Ain’ Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’ Wrong if It’s Right “When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.” — Ecclesiastes 8:11 Recently, we were the victims of a crime of intrusion and opportunity, when we contacted Clarksdale Police Department and the Mayor Chuck Espy, haste was […]

Crosstalk Kills

I want to share how appreciative I am to be part of a vital, therapeutic sub-culture, where I freely examine myself, out loud, often daily, with others who understand what ails me, and who always thank me for sharing—without crosstalk, which kills cognitive processing!

God Bless Us Everyone: A Thanksgiving Missive

VIDEO with VERBAL AUDIO in POST “The surest route to wealth is to change one’s perception of wealth!” — Stated by a good friend in Recovery at an NA meeting last night, as we were sharing on what we are thankful for, including the freedom as folks with addiction issues to get together to discuss […]

The Gift of Desperation

The Gift of Desperation by Slim Gravy “Desperate ills need desperate remedies.” – Agatha Christie The Gift of Desperation is an unexpected, yet gilded consequence serving as a catalyst helping me acknowledge my need for more than I can provide!

The Elephant’s Graveyard – A Poem Written in 3 Stages

THE ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, TOO FAR FROM THE SON, RESTORED BY THE SON a poem written in three stages by Slim Gravy I kinda disappeared for a month. I was in a treatment facility in Eastern, TN as a result of not having dealt with some things from my past. Acute […]

Cellophane Blues – By Slim Gravy

While in detox in a treatment center prior to being transferred to JourneyPure in Eastern TN, I was struggling one night with a roommate’s habit. Easily over-stimulated and often affected by every bell, whistle and noise not controlled by my dysfunctional self, I was about to snap in the middle of the night, but God […]

Take Me To The River When I Am Depressed

But remind me to fill up the tank! VIDEO Take Me To The River When I Am Depressed…..but remind me to fill up the tank! There is a life lesson full of double entendres in the video.  —Chilly 

Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian

#SeekTheDelta – VIDEO IN POST Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian? Riparian: that which resides on the bank of a river. Agrarian: rural and agricultural. Prelapsarian: innocent and unspoiled before the Fall of Man. #SEEKTHEDELTA, ’cause we got all three right here in and around River City, Clarksdale, Mississippi.