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Patti Jo’s Country: Keith Ivan Schrenk, Cowboy Singer

It is 5:15 in the dark morning. Baking of the morning cornbread scents the air and removes the chill. It’s just the dog and I this morning.  I am considering “The American Dream”. I am in that dream and it … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter in Boise!

It’s beginning to look like winter in Boise. The first snows are covering the mountains, while a chill is definitely in the air. The picturesque view tells everyone it is that time of the season, for holidays, cold weather, trips … Continue reading

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Upcoming Toys For Tots Boise Fundraiser Will Rock ‘n Roll for A Good Cause

Local music groups Gerry and the Dreambenders and Jake Leg have teamed up for the 5th Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser on Friday, December 8 at the Sapphire Room. Toys for Tots is the United States Marine Corp’s project to … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Short, Sweet, Shrinking and Singing Edition)

“The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981, Shout! Factory) Suburban housewife Lily Tomlin’s standing in her home is diminished, both emotionally and physically, after an overabundance of cleaning and beauty products causes her to shrink to microscopic size. Inspired by the novel … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Thanksgiving Tradition Evolution

Thanksgiving is here to be celebrated with people I like and love. Traditions, especially this holiday, are so important to me. This is an American holiday accompanied by a story of overcoming and survival, of one society coming to the … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Flander’s Fields

While considering Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the first thing that always comes to mind is a poem my mother had hanging inside of a cupboard door when I was growing up. “In Flander’s Fields,” by physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, … Continue reading

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Pozole Soup at Taqueria la Flama in Boise Is Perfect For A Cold, Rainy Day

On a cold, drizzly day, nothing sounded better for lunch than a nice hot bowl of pozole from Taqueria la Flama in Boise, the new Mexican restaurant that is the real thing. As I walked inside, the first thing I noticed … Continue reading

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Boise Veterans Day Parade 2017 Salutes Those Who Served

The Boise Veterans Day Parade 2017 on Saturday, November 4 was a salute to those who served, past and present. The best thing to do is let the pictures tell the story of this event and those who celebrate and memorialize … Continue reading

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The Last Roses of Autumn Still Bloom in Boise

The roses in these photographs are the lone survivors from the recent cold weather. Most of these will be gone in a week as winter sets in. But for now, the last roses of autumn still bloom in Boise. “Do … Continue reading

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