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The Hum ~ Peaches in the summer wind ~ 9/6

The Hum ~ Peaches in the summer wind ~ 9/6

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. Carl Sandburg Reading it on a page, you may not hear the rhythm in the words, but if you hear a recording of Sandburg reading it, it’s there. The jazz drummer Matt Wilson found

The Hum ~ A labor of love ~ 8/30

Labor Day weekend is coming up. That used to mean the end of summer vacation and something about rich people wearing white, but those are archaic traditions. We have new traditions to replace them. Established as a holiday to honor trade unions and the “workers,” now it’s just another extended weekend. We’ll still set up

The Hum ~ Be here now ~ 8/16

“Life is such a great adventure. Learn to live it as you go. No one in the world can censure what we do here below. Don’t save your kisses, just pass them around. You’ll find my reason is logic’lly sound: Who’s going to know that you passed them around a hundred years from today.” ~ from

The Hum ~ 7/12 ~ What the Folk?

It’s Folklife week, officially or unofficially, when the Humboldt Folklife Society goes full bore with the annual Humboldt Folklife Festival. Was there a proclamation? Probably. You may be wondering, what is this Folklife stuff everyone is always talking about? Ten years ago I tried answering that question. (Forgive me if I repeat myself.) The easiest

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