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 […]

Coahoma Living Magazine features John Ruskey and his new RIVER GATOR website

Clarksdale, Mississippi – The Summer 2012 issue of Clarksdale Press Register’s Coahoma Living magazine celebrates the dawn of a new website. RIVERGATOR.org has been birthed by Delta Bohemian Driftwood Johnnie, aka John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. After many years of personal river experience and several years of site development, John has given to non-motorized […]

World Harmony Run 2012 Torch Carriers visit Clarksdale and John Ruskey at Quapaw Canoe Company during 25th Anniversary 10,000 Mile USA Run

VIDEO INTERVIEW IN POST Founded in 1987 by the late Sri Chinmoy, the World Harmony Run(WHR) seeks to foster understanding, friendship and unity among all people groups and cultures. Visiting schools in more than 100 countries every second year, the WHR encourages school children to believe in and dream of a more harmonious world, one […]

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!

What is going on? Tell me! Tell me! Posted 9-28-11

What is going on? Tell me! Tell me! Posted 9-28-11 Live Music, Gallery Openings, Street Parties, Blues Festivals, Book Signings and more! Get your calendar out, make your plans and get busy getting out and about Clarksdale, Coahoma County and beyond! The weather is divine, why can’t it be like this all the time, school […]

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 […]

After The Flood – Driftwood Johnnies Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

By Driftwood Johnnie Ruskey Congrats to Atchafalya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson who was awarded the 2011 River Heroes Award. For full story CLICK HERE.   After the Flood We’re still drying out here, but seeing the lull at the end of the crest.  Of course, who knows what’s coming behind this wave — Was this the […]

Photo Images After The Flood of the Mississippi River 2011 by John Ruskey and The Delta Bohemian PLUS Poor William swims The Great Divide

POOR WILLIAM SWIMS THE GREAT DIVIDE – LEFTOVER BY THE FLOOD OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 2011 PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (aka John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company) “Last week the river dropped below flood stage (44 in Helena) and the big sandbar islands started demonstrating their resilience in the face of the highest […]

Driftwood Johnnie – aka Delta Bohemian John Ruskey – is featured in the Oxford American SoLost: Flood Zen

FLOOD ZEN Delta Bohemian Driftwood Johnnie is featured in the The Oxford American – F l o o d Z e n – →VIDEO INCLUDED← The Oxford American’s Dave Anderson published a video of Delta Bohemian and Quapaw Canoe Company owner John Ruskey canoeing on the Mississippi River during it’s recent historical crest. Take a […]

Mississippi River Dispatch 2011 Flood Update No 3 from Driftwood Johnnie

Or Surfing a 300 Mile Crest from Memphis to Vicksburg By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (aka John Ruskey of QUAPAW CANOE COMPANY) PHOTO GALLERY INCLUDED IN POST CLICK HERE to link to Hodding’s Article on OUTSIDE. Delve into a historical time along the Mississippi River with a personal narrative and photography by the river man himself, Driftwood Johnnie, […]

327-Pound Alligator Gar? That Ain’t Nuthin’!

POOR WILLIAM’S WHIMS:   327-Pound Alligator Gar? That Ain’t Nuthin’! By POOR WILLIAM Mississippi might not be number one or even number 49 in education, but I’ll be damned if we don’t have the largest ever recorded alligator gar in the history of alligator gars: 327 pounds, 8 feet, 5 1/8 inches, caught on Valentine’s […]

Herons & Otters: February is “Sunflower River Month”

By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE Sat, Feb 19th @ 12noon — Meeting for Friends of the Sunflower River  — Open to the public — at Quapaw Canoe Company — Street level 3rd & Sunflower Avenue in downtown Clarksdale Great Blue Heron On a recent February Delta Day as I was walking along the banks of the Sunflower […]

But isn’t it Dirty? No, it’s the Sunflower!

By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (John Ruskey is a contributing writer to The Delta Bohemian) Sat, Feb 19th @ 12 noon — Meeting for Friends of the Sunflower River — at Quapaw Canoe Company — Street level 3rd & Sunflower Ave. Y’all its that time of year: February is Sunflower River Month!  If you’ve never before participated […]