Chilly Billy Jack and the Crack Pipe (Video)

In the following spontaneous video “Chilly Billy and The Crack Pipe,” I ruminate on a 70’s classic movie, “Billy Jack” and how a scene in the film came to mind upon hearing about the United States government’s recent plan to provide crack pipes to addicts and to have injection sites so they can shoot up […]

Tribute to Mark Benson by Chilly Billy (Video)

In the attached video Chilly Billy pays tribute to our friend, Mark Benson, and his great love for Clarksdale and the MS Delta.

Spontaneous Pontifications on Poets, Writers, and the Snarky!

VIDEO IN POST In the attached video I spontaneously pontificate on poets, writers and snarky folks whose derision quite frankly pisses me off. I share aloud, of admitted zero import, some internal thought processes into the workings of a reticulated Delta Bohemian mind.

American Dirt: Left and Right

Chilly Billy spontaneously responds to the impact of a book recommended by his daughter with a post titled, “American Dirt: Left and Right!” VIDEO IN POST Discussion revolves around reaction to a comment made on social media regarding what I should and should not read based on the commenter’s presuppositions referencing my reading American Dirt.

Spontaneous Thoughts on Birth and Rebirth

Spontaneous Thoughts on Birth and Rebirth by Chilly Billy Howell, a Thankful Grandfather VIDEO IN POST Spontaneous thoughts on birth and rebirth by a thankful Grandfather lead this thankful Christian to a continued awareness of the miracles surrounding us at all times.

Spontaneous Reflections on an Addict’s J.I.H.A.D and Agrarian Living

(VIDEO IN POST) Chilly Billy spontaneously reflects on an addict’s J.I.H.A.D. and agrarian living while herfing a stogie. Living in the Southern part of the United States in rural, row-crop regions allows for reflection and contemplation not often found in urban, big-city communities. Though not a huge fan of acronyms, J.I.H.A.D. spoke to this addict/alcoholic […]

Ruminating on the Passing of a Friend

(V I D E O I N P O S T) Life and the loss of it are a given; yet, for the living, the passing of a friend is a painful part of living. Often, I spontaneously reflect on life and death in the Mississippi Delta! As an addict, an alcoholic and a fairly […]

A Deeper Delta Look-See and Happy 2022

A deeper Delta look-see with Chilly Billy and Happy 2022! (V I D E O   I N   P O S T)   Some days and years feel like my cigar, “Días de Gloria” (Glory Days), and some days and years don’t!   Death and heartbreak for loved ones and friends seems more poignant and visceral […]

Hang Your Holiday Hats at Hopson Commissary

The world has changed; that’s a fact! From large cities to rural gems—like Clarksdale—economies and social structures have taken a hit due to Covid-19 and “all the stuff, real and imagined” resulting from its presence! Hopson Commissary, a longtime historical treasure in the North Mississippi Delta, is changing too; but open in the fall on […]

Ides of May – Poem by Chilly Billy Howell

Ides of May A poem by Chilly Billy Howell   Ides of MayWhat a day Docked sans a bang Easin’ in ‘neath the chin Six feet from the virus

ODE TO A FALLEN KOKOPELLI

Ode to a fallen Kokopelli   My heart is sheered A sentinel shattered Oh Watcher of the Wake Why have you fallen?   How long you stood Genuflected and bent Eyeing your charges Guarding their rest

Peace Will Calm The Waters – Poem by Chilly Billy Howell

Peace Will Calm The Waters A poem by Chilly Billy Howell   Awakened at threeGroaning at meWaves lapping the tenuous shorelineStartled by soundScary and boundBy nothing shackled or tetheredLong the leaf that flies at night

Ode to The Tank Man – A poem by Chilly Billy Howell

Ode to The Tank Man A poem by Chilly Billy Howell   Tank Man is the name ascribed to the unidentified Chinese man who stood blocking the departure of tanks from Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The photo was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press. What happened to this brave soul is […]

Confronting Demons and Dealing with Addiction

A good friend from a former life, whom I have stayed in touch via social media, recently shared the following message with me regarding confronting demons and dealing with addiction. While smoking a cigar in the backyard, I typed out my response on an iPhone! There is nothing original or sage in my reply to […]

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 […]