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Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Bolivar County, Mississippi

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Bolivar County, Mississippi

Dan Hipgrave: "A poster on the door warned: "Bring your liquor inside but not your beer." The walls were cluttered with posters and age-old postcards, while toy monkeys swung from the rafters. It was low lit – smoky but inviting, with beer and whiskey flowing freely."

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Mississippi

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge – Merigold, Mississippi

$5 entry, $3 beer - no fire or liquor licenses or other permits or authorities - and Po' Monkey vigorously enforces his own strict set of rules - no baseball caps, no guns, no baggy-ass pants - this effectively excludes young teenage gangsters from the lounge - no fighting, no beer bought in and no dope smoking.

Mississippi Delta rural churches

Mississippi Delta rural churches

The Delta has a rich religious heritage, and is a land where faith- in God, in the future, in grace, and in ultimate redemption - unify all people. Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches are commonly represented in Delta towns.

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward – Port Gibson Miss.

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward – Port Gibson Miss.

The First Presbyterian Church at Port Gibson was built by the Reverend Zebulon Butler, who had the unfortunate distinction of also being the subject of its first service - his funeral.

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd annual conference – Tulane University, New Orleans

New Orleans 4 years ago - there was no water purification equipment on site, no chemical toilets, no antibiotics and no anti-diarrheals stored for a crisis. There were no designated medical staff at work in the evacuation center.