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CorePsych Updates: Crossroads

Posted Mar 15 2010 12:00am
Crossroads - Clarksdale, MS

Image by JMazzolaa via Flickr

Notes from the CorePsych road
It’s been busy here, so I’ll take just a moment to keep you updated.

Brief report from the Mississippi Delta:
Imagine this – I took a vacation… The White Boys and Wives Blues Excursion: Five, count them, surprisingly compatible couples in a White Van for a full 7 days, touring up the Blues Highway in the MS Delta from New Orleans, through Natchez, Vicksburg , , Greenwood, Greenville, Clarksdale and Memphis – a memorable trip through a heartland of change. Our guide: a native of Yazoo City who grew up to become an ad man in Va Beach.

We hit many plantations [including Linden where the closing scene from Gone With the Wind was filmed], the Natchez Trace, blues clubs, [most notably Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in ], Eudora Welty’s home in Jackson to name just a few. We also stopped for pictures at this Crossroads> in Clarksdale where many of the Delta Blues originals such as , , and passed through heading north to Memphis – Highways 61 and 49 both head north out of the dramatic social and economic challenges associated with king cotton. I told you I picked cotton for several years in my childhood, so the trip brought back some interesting memories. If you have the time, The Blues Highway is a trip back in time to an important piece of our collective history.

Next project: more specific blog postings on the why and how with measuring neurotransmitters and using neurotransmitter precursors to augment challenging psychiatric presentations.

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