Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Times They Are A Changin' for sure...

Yes, as Bob Dylan sings (YouTube) in 1964, The Times They Are A-Changin'. They certainly have changed for Bob from the time in 1959 when he witnessed Buddy Holly and other performers (along with me and hundreds of area youth) before "the music died" to today as a Nobel Prize winner of literature. His prophetic song, about change hits home today....
...from Dylan's music web site (link HERE):
Come senators, congressmen/Please heed the call/Don't stand in the doorway/Don't block up the hall/For he that gets hurt/Will be he who has stalled/There's the battle outside raging/It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls/For the times they are a-changing
Funny thing about time, it does change. And yet some things never seem to change.

Originally published on Zenith City Online , June 2014
I'm not receiving any Nobel prizes and my changes are pretty tame. But change is ahead here on my blog too. I'll be writing the same type of stories, recollections and political commentary here as the spirit hits me... but I also will be including the archives of my posts from Zenith City Online beginning in May.

ZCO's creator is Tony Dierckins who is also the original publisher of my book, Cooler Near the Lake. Tony has been a creative force here in the Duluth and surrounding area as he traverses the changing publishing field. We're lucky also to have him preserve our area history on his site and enjoy his books that do the same.  He's a good friend and we share the love of local history.

Tony is changing things up a bit on his web site, Zenith City Online, and will no longer be including posts such as mine on that site. He's encouraging me to include my posts from the ZCO archives here on my blog to preserve their online access.
Published on Zenith City Online in March, 2014

So... beginning sometime in May, I'll be working on incorporating those archived posts and, of course, adding more to my recollections about growing up in the Duluth area, especially Duluth's West End.

Right now, I'm working on a piece about WWI as I recall my father's part one hundred years ago. That's coming up soon right here on my blog. But also stay tuned as I utilize many stories about growing up in Duluth from my writings on ZCO.

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