Category: Personal
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Posted by Krister Axel
Our Democracy is on life-support right now. The stakes could not be higher.
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Posted by Krister Axel
It feels increasingly that we are in a post-truth world, that the voice of the people is all but completely muffled, and that we are in a crisis of not having the means to consistently deliver truthful and unbiased information to the average American.
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Posted by Krister Axel
Everyone is on lockdown, schools are not going to be back in session at least until September, and it seems likely that Oregon will be moving into a shelter-in-place state mandate starting as early as tomorrow.
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Posted by Krister Axel
We have a small, fragile community, and it warmed my heart that so many businesses decided to do the right thing, without having to be told to do so. But at the same time, it feels like much of this country is still in need of a strong reality check.
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Posted by Krister Axel
There are still huge parts of society in the US that are taking this upheaval of ordinary life as an opportunity for celebration, and for travelers, students, and members of the gig economy, the opportunity for self-quarantine and so-called 'social distancing' has been limited, to put it mildly.
image for Alchemy in Ashland, Oregon: Annual Dickens' Feast Since 1982 Features 6 Delicious Courses and Music by the Winchester Singers.
Posted by Krister Axel
We love supporting this holiday tradition which began in 1982 and features Santa, Scrooge, and the Winchester Singers.
image for Ashland, Oregon: Local Songwriter Krister Axel Gets a Moment in the Spotlight
Posted by Krister Axel
It's been 15 years since I recorded Georgia Rain, and 12 years since I recorded Something Beautiful, which have turned out to be my top tracks since they got put on the Netflix release of Friday Night Lights years ago.
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Posted by Krister Axel
Looking for things that should never be. Building the walls that will set us free.
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Posted by Krister Axel
I write only in pixels now.