It is decidedly midsummer now. At this time of year, the stark divide between waking life and dreams tends to dissolve. Fantasy and reality become delicately woven together. Thus, the days stretch long and warm and the nights shimmer with magic. Dreams are often described as...

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVMwDd8V_kY Most people agree that the world is a frightening place right now. Any modicum of sensate intelligence reveals that life offers many gaping portals to hell. In the face of global economics, environmental disaster and international affairs, the danger to survival may be very real....

The official story behind Dancing in the Street, the 1964 song by Martha and the Vandellas, is that it was written and recorded to be a loveable pop hit for Motown records. That it certainly was! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc   But fifty years ago was a tense and volatile period...