Delta Wildlife seen on ONE DB Tour

The abundance of wildlife on this singular tour was astounding! WATCH VIDEO Every DB Tour is unique and rife with Delta wildlife. We are blessed not only to live around the most felicitous folks in the world, but also we enjoy some of the most extraordinary domesticated and undomesticated wildlife to be found—yes, even our […]

“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 […]

Lemming Moments: Dancing Near the Sea

Lemming Moments: Dancing Near the Sea By POOR WILLIAM Most folks in their middle ages remember as children seeing the grainy nature video of packs of Norwegian lemmings rushing over a cliff to their death. It was such a spectacular and confusing scene; so unknown in the limited media world of that day. Poor William, […]

Who May Dwell in the Lords Sanctuary?

PONTIFICUS MINIMUS OPINES Old Pontificus and his ignoble brother, Poor William, have been trying to shore up what remains of their carbon-based, quickly deteriorating selves. They have been inspired by an adventurer, Dave Cornthwaite, who serendipitously arrived in our Delta midst via a standup paddleboard. He has been standing on this board since leaving the […]

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 […]

The Mighty Mississippi – Follow up to The Great Divide

By POOR WILLIAM A chasm where there was none Sand stole long ago Deposited in a new bank A product of ebb and flow! He cuts a wide swath, Even when confined His presence he makes known No one does he mind! He has no master but One He obeys only the Lord He accedes […]

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 Flood 2011 Delta Update plus Mr. April REDUX in May Video

Mr. April REDUX in May →VIDEO of Mr. April REDUX INCLUDED← The Delta Bohemian does not intend this update on the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 to be inclusive, exhaustive, extensively empirically researched, or consisting of a summary of all that has transpired or will transpire concerning the river and those living near it or […]