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The HUM: Out Front with Front Country

The HUM: Out Front with Front Country

What’s in a name? As a band name, Front Country was supposed to offer an alternative to “back country” to indicate their roots in the more or less urban San Francisco Bay Area where they got their start.  But after moving to Nashville, it perhaps changed its meaning. “We do have ‘Country’ in the name,

The HUM: Fall colors

It’s early October, the time of year where leaves turn fall colors and you can find Halloween costumes on the same aisle as early Xmas decorations in holiday-conscious stores. Since we’re in Humboldt County, the first weekend of this month means at least a couple of things.  First, it’s time for Pastels on the Plaza.

The HUM: Labor and the Sister City

It’s a longstanding tradition, Labor Day in the U.S.A. is a holiday celebrated the first Monday in September, same thing in Canada, although they call it Labour Day. We started honoring “labor” in the late 19th century, when the union movement was growing. While 21st century unions are not as strong as they once were,

The HUM: Let’s get political

A few years ago I went with my wife and my dear old mom on a trip to Europe. We started in Paris, went down to the French Riviera, then through Italy, essentially following what the Brits used to call “the Grand Tour.” Shopping in a Paris flea market, I scored some cool 45s for my

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