Solitude and Loneliness

Between Solitude and Loneliness By Donald Hall Illustration by Antoine Maillard At eighty-seven, I am solitary. I live by myself on one floor of the 1803 farmhouse where my family has lived since the Civil War. After my grandfather died, my grandmother Kate lived here alone. Her three daughters visited her. In 1975, Kate died […]

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What’s In A Thanksgiving Day Breakfast/Brunch Or Supper?  Ideas Go On …And On …And On

image credit Tom Gauld AmericaOnCoffee wishes you all a safe and enjoyable thanksgiving!! 10 Lovely Thanksgiving Traditions We’re Stealing for Ourselves by Cambria Bold Most of us already have our “ways” of doing Thanksgiving — ways our mother did it, ways our extended family did it, ways our neighborhood did it. Thanksgiving doesn’t lend itself well […]

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“I’d Rather Go Blind (Buddy Guy Tribute)” Beth Hart and Jeff Beck

Forty-two year old singer and songwriter Beth Hart is arguably best known for her performance of another R&B standard of a similar vintage, Etta James’ signature 1967 tearjerker “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Rock guitarist Jeff Beck asked Hart, who had once toured as the ex-Yardbird’s featured vocalist, to be part of the tribute he was […]

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