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Street Music

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 1:00pm 6 Comments


Perhaps you were there too.  Listen ...  Can you hear it? Finger snap. doo-wop, night time city sounds.…


A Community Song

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:35pm 1 Comment

Under the soaring sunlit exposed brick heights of The Industrial Ballroom in Chicago, the room packed with neighbors.


If you listen hard, you can still hear the clink, clank dusty memories of when they manufactured product, when they made things for the world in this room and all the old…


Richie Havens Strength of Song

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:00pm 18 Comments

Richie Havens went on first.

Other acts were stuck in traffic. Some balked at leading off. So by the time they all got to Woodstock, Richie Havens was up there singing about freedom.

 Isn’t it amazing that you can say “Woodstock’ and every single person  who reads the word,…


Watching Over Boston

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 4:45am 7 Comments

It’s Boston. Of course they’re here.

Right over there. In the spring breeze sun. At a table with a view. Spencer with a dark beer, Susan drinking something pink and of course Hawk has champagne. Robert B. Parker’s characters.…


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At 8:48pm on April 11, 2014, Paul Haider said…

Hey, it has been almost a year since your most recent post.  Roger, you are not putting the "write" in the surname of "Wright."  This is in spite of the fact that you have the "right stuff" as a writer.  Chicago Guy, please come back to your computer's keyboard. 

At 5:57pm on March 1, 2013, Jersey Girl said…

This piece is so much more than all right!!!  So good to be here!!!

At 8:03pm on November 26, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Hey! Cool! You brought your train over here!

At 4:02pm on October 26, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Thanks for the friendship, Chicago Guy! Looking forward to reading more of your good quality material here!



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Notes From Earth Day

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Earth Day

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The Big One

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