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 […]

Travel and Leisure Magazine highlights Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford – Mississippi Delta’s Small Town Culture

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Travel and Leisure’s Feb. 2013 edition features an article centered on three Mississippi towns: Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford. “The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture” initially appeared as “Southern Revival” in T&L Magazine. The standalone intro speaks much truth: “Searching for authentic American Culture? Find it in the Mississippi Delta, where […]

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 […]

The Sunflower River located in the Mississippi Delta is halfway there – but needing some more friends!

    CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI (deltabohemian.com) – VIDEO INCLUDED! The Friends of the Sunflower River is seeking some support. This river flows right smack through Clarksdale. In fact, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival is named after it. How fortunate are we, locals and lovers of Clarksdale, to have such a beautiful RIVER flowing right […]

Men! What Do They Need?

By Magical Madge For going on three-plus years now, I have had in my iPhone the following Note (see image): Respected Admired Wanted Now why did I put only those three words into a Note on my iPhone with no explanation? 

Cedar Waxwings over Clarksdale: Be Still My Heart

Music in video by John Ruskey By Madgical  😉  Madge VIDEO and PHOTOS included in post When I met John Ruskey a little over ten years ago, I felt an immediate connection…a connection, which moves over the land, over the water, into the heart and back again, over and over and over. Being near John […]

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!

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) 2012 Race Calendar Featuring photograph by The Delta Bohemian

  Stand Up Paddle (SUP) 2012 Race Calendar Featuring photograph by The Delta Bohemian A Photo of the Year Contest was conducted by Supconnect.com. The calendar was created to give paddle boarders a tool to help them organize their schedule of events; Magical Madge submitted a photograph taken by Poor William. The photo was taken […]

What Is Going On In The World of Clarksdale? Posted 11-16-11

What’s Goin On In The World of Clarksdale? Posted 11-16-11 The holiday season is upon us. A friend of ours recently remarked, “It’s not even Halloween and Christmas decorations are in the shop windows in Clarksdale!!” Have a look at Roger Stolle and Nan Hughes’s listing of the music going on around town this week […]

Chuck Dovish presents Mississippi Voyageur Canoe Excursion – Exploring Arkansas (AETN)

Last week we hope you were able to read on The Delta Bohemian about Chuck Dovish and his noble cameraman Michad Holliday. Click HERE if you missed it. In the post we talked about the day, the people we met and, of course, Delta Bohemian John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. A rather lengthy video […]

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 […]

Who is Dave Cornthwaite?

WATCH THE VIDEO Poor William and Magical Madge were blessed last week with an invitation from their good friend and noblest of the Mississippi river rats, Driftwood Johnnie, owner and proprietor of Quapaw Canoe Company, headquartered in Clarksdale, the heart of the Mississippi Delta, to attend a little informal dinner with slide show at the […]

What-What-What are you going to do in and around Clarksdale and beyond?

What-What-What are you going to do in and around Clarksdale and beyond? Posted 8-23-11 Updated 9-1-11   PHOTOS AND VIDEO INCLUDED   We received our first promise of Fall a few days ago with reduced temps. Football has returned to the television and on the local ball fields. School is back in session and the […]

Dont Be Suing My Broke Ass in the Cradle of Crazy

PONTIFICUS MINIMUS OPINES Instead of finishing the article I started late last night, which needs to be completed in about an hour by Delta Bohemian press time, more aptly akin to “river time,” a phrase Quapaw Canoe’s intrepid paddler John Ruskey refers to often when on the water and he and his wildly felicitous fellow […]

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR LITTER – Mighty Quapaw Mississippi River Flood 2011 Cleanup Aftermath

By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE ( aka John Ruskey ) I have been thinking about the question — Why Clean Up?  I must admit I have been dismissive of the cleanup trend sweeping the Lower Mississippi, thinking I would rather appreciate and share the beauty of the world than clean up after the slobs upstream whose neglect […]

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 […]