The Rio Grande is a heart line through
This barren bleached bone valley
A great shared space
Gained ground
Claimed by man and his nations

A new place for crosses
Lines drawn
Guns drawn
We are breathing
The same air

The mosaic is whitewashed
Pastoral realism imposed
Exposed, desert-tested
No one is rested…

Grateful Dead and its leader, Jerry Garcia, opted out of conventional modes and frameworks. He did not follow convention, he defied it artfully. Growing up in the Mission District of San Francisco during the Beat generation was formative, and Jerry was not going to be a square. …

“Jerry was the Sun of the Grateful Dead — the music they played was like planets orbiting around him.” -Carlos Santana

Jerry Garcia was exceptional and he was strong, but he didn’t want to be the leader. He didn’t want to tell people what to do.

With this old school…

Jerry Garcia achieved great things. He was an artist with a unique vision and a unique ability to convey his vision. He was also a hero to many, and a rock icon to many more.

He was also a nice man with a large heart and a gentle spirit. There’s…

Making music requires intense concentration, active listening, plus physical coordination and stamina.

Making music live in front of a paying audience is even more rigorous.

Jerry Garcia Life Lesson: Stretch

Stretching is both a physical act and a metaphorical framework.

Top performers stretch to achieve a desired state of limberness…

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