Might Have Drowned: “The Swimming Song” – CwD 11

(photo credit: David Travis)

We break at times from our regular fare of murder ballads for songs that confront mortality in other ways. Today’s discussion is the next installment in our “Conversations with Death” series. Special thanks to David Travis for his pictures in the post. Prelude: Agitated waters All kinds of people advise … → read more

You Can’t Win a Race with a Cannonball: Goya, Guernica & My Son John

A dillar a dollar a ten o clock scholar blow off his legs and then watch him holler. — Dalton Trumbo: Johnny Got His Gun  I saw it. — Francisco Goya Bayonet and Musket In 1807, Napoleon Bonaparte launched a seven-year military campaign against England and Portugal for control of … → read more