I still remember hearing an NPR story last year that stated new generations won’t know what a telephone pole is.  It boggled my mind.  I guess I was still living in some kind of retro bliss with my record player, type writer, and antique books.  The more I learn, the more nervous I become.  Today I’ll […]

Thomas Lawson passed away on April 2, 2017. “I grew up a racist.  I grew up in racist culture.  [But] when I went to Vietnam, I got to see a different culture … how they lived and how little they had, and I was in the service with Black guys.  Some of them slept in a bunk […]

Featuring early interviewee Gus Katsoris

I knew this day would come, but still thought it was a long way off.  Today I was to interview my friend’s mom, an Ojibwa Elder from Michigan.  I’d scheduled a week ahead of time, so we were all set to go.  This morning, she was admitted to the hospital with kidney failure.  It’s serious enough […]

“When Atari came out… we used to stay up, especially on a Friday night.  It got to the point where I had tupperware, and I’d put the cereal in the tupperware containers … so [the kids] could get up … and fix their own little breakfast, ’cause we were up playing Atari… We never grew […]