Bonnie In The Morning

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A daily dose of music, special guests and food for thought. Unique. Informative. Fun. A new spin on Public Radio. 

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“Ink, a Drug…” ----Vladimir Nabokov

Of course Nabokov was referring to the obsession of writing with pen and ink on paper. Nowadays the keyboard is mightier than the sword… and INK is primarily what you put on your body.

Tattooing has been around since prehistoric times. Curious what Cro-Magnon Man would’ve chosen… bone? spear? “Ma”…? The word “tattoo” comes from the Polynesian “tatau.” Before that Western folks called it painting, staining, scarring. Today it’s INK, or TAT (lazy hipster) … TAC as in “Tac it on…”

“It’s in the journey that we see there’s no destination


It’s in the journey we find our true love…

Well we don’t know where we’re going

Don’t know just where we’ve been

We gotta dig deep down inside…” 

---Martin Sexton “In the Journey”


Elka Rifkin & The Watermill Center

May 25, 2016

It is said that one of the ancient customs of Norway was to plant a single tree in the middle of a farm or homestead as a marker… not only of property and family ties but as a reminder of humans’ place in nature. This tree linked the Norsemen to their beliefs and their roots. The “Tree of Life.” A mythological tree of power and beauty whose saga is one of the oldest in Scandinavia. Also known as the “World Tree” it was kept alive by three sisters of fate: past present and future using the waters from the God Mimir’s Well of Wisdom. The saga is often called the “Edda” or “Grandmother”…

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 65th birthday of Stevie Wonder. Born in Saginaw, Michigan on May 13, 1950 - 2 months premature - Stephen Judkins Hardaway (later to be known as Stevland Morris) suffered from retinopathy of prematurity, which caused his retinas to detach, making him blind from birth. Remarkably, Stevie never looked upon his blindness as being a handicap. As quoted on, he "did what all kids my age were doing.