Dead Man’s Creek

Driving down the blacktopDown near Dead Man’s Creek.Where the timbers shiverIn the cold wind of November. Just past the old airport roadBut the planes left this dying townA long, long time ago.And no one blames them anymore. The strip hasn’t been used in years For anything but a petulant party pad Away from the prying eyesOf parental supervision The gaze we used to hateThinking it was holding us backOnly years later did we learnedTo appreciate the guide For we were youngWe were recklessBut in the ways You are supposed to be Until the day Timmy disappearedInto the bottom of the … Continue reading Dead Man’s Creek

Will Leitch Weighs In On Deadspin

Having gone to school at Eastern Illinois University in the late 90s, early 2000s, and working sports for the local Charleston radio station, Will Leitch popped up on my radar early in his career. Before “the break” with Deadspin. We orbited the same circles at just slightly different paths in Coles County. Will had ambition and pursued it. He caught his break nationally in 2005. That was the same year I found my home covering local sports here in Fairfield, after working for three radio stations, a TV station and my hometown paper for a spell throughout college and shortly … Continue reading Will Leitch Weighs In On Deadspin

Worth The Read: No Depression on The Highwomen Formation

I subscribe to No Depression magazine, which comes out quarterly with a hard copy. I rarely get to read them cover-to-cover, but if nothing else, their covers serve as fantastic art work generally. Over at their website this week, they have a story on the formation of the Highwomen, which for those who have been paying attention know I am rooting for so, so much. I am 100 percent behind this. The album came out last week. I have given it a few casual listens, but not rated it yet. I was already a huge fan of Amanda Shires and … Continue reading Worth The Read: No Depression on The Highwomen Formation