August 9th

Missing Jerry

There were days And there were days And there were days between Some dates resonate over and over in folks lives, almost serving as a portent of momentous things to come. August 9th is such a date in my family’s life and in my personal experience. Let’s take a look. 1945 – Nagasaki was struck … Read more

Can’t Go Back Home

Jerry Garcia, 1980

We didn’t mean to. Try to go home that is. What we were going to do was go see the Grateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra. While it’s true we’d never heard them before, we had heard they were an enjoyable group and of course we were familiar with their music. So we got … Read more