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The Year in Music: 2007

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(An Explanatory Note: The following went up on the blog that I started after this website went down, in mid-July of 2007. It's been on that blog since, but now that my website is operational again, I thought that I'd repost it here.)

27 February 2007 - 27 August 2007

Philip Levine Reading on 7 February 2008

The Fresno Poets' Association is hosting a reading on 7 February 2008 in celebration of Philip Levine's 80th birthday, and I'm lucky enough to have been asked to be one of the readers.

It's a Miracle

After being down since the middle of last July, my website's up and running again. As soon as I have anything interesting to write, you'll be the first to know.

Hometown Reading This Friday

If my reading's a disaster, hopefully he can save the evening for us both with some hot guitar playing.

Party Unfaithful: The Republican Implosion

Rove, the President’s chief political adviser—the “architect,” Bush has called him, of his 2004 victory over John Kerry—has been a man of constant troubles: Valerie Plame troubles, U.S. Attorney-firing troubles, and, most of all, collapse-of-the-Republican Party troubles.

At the Drive-In Volcano

My favorite Aimee memory: It’s 2000, late November.

The Interloper

Great news. Antoine Wilson, a guy that I got to be buddies with while we were both living in Wisconsin, has just had his first book come out.

The Right to Remain Silent

Silence is about the only right the Guantanamo prisoners have left.

U.S. Asks Court to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo

The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration’s detention policies.
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