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George Jones’ funeral line on Flickr.

Patricia Loftin of Shreveport, La. (center) scans the crowd at the Grand Ole Opry through binoculars. Loftin came to Nashville and waited in line several hours to pay her respects to the late George Jones at his public funeral at the Opry. Beth Rankin/Beaumont Enterprise

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"A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital."

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. (via ourmaninchicago)

The most delicious prizes are the meds. But they always through in some tongue depressors and a stethoscope to mess with you.

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Source: mcsweeneys.net
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garbage (Taken with instagram)

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and what a year it has been (Taken with Instagram at Beaumont Enterprise)

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Reading Johnny Winter’s bio “Raisin Cain” to prep for our interview. here: Johnny on Beaumont (Taken with instagram)

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nightlife job hazard #2952: proximity to the over-indulged

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honored to have spent an afternoon with a woman who performed with everyone from bb king to chuck berry to Tina turner and Jackson 5. happy birthday Barbara Lynn, the first black woman to play left handed guitar professionally. (Taken with Instagram at The Gig)

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Belles & Beaus by Beth Rankin on Flickr.

My best edit of 2011

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Clyde, Ohio

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nailed it (Taken with Instagram at Painting with a Twist)

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page-proofin day. ahead of my holiday schedule so far which is a Christmas miracle (Taken with instagram)

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Texas ruby red