(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

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New America Foundation http://www.newamerica.net

Publications by Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo's intimate investigative reporting on how public policy shapes the lives and choices of the disadvantaged has received many of journalism’s highest honors, among them a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Writing from within America's poorest communities, Ms. Boo has chronicled the impact of federal welfare reform on inner-city family structure, illuminated corruption and poverty-profiteering in public housing, health care and other social services, and mulled government marriage initiatives as an urban antipoverty strategy. She has studied how the rapidly changing terms of the American labor contract are undermining traditional assumptions of family stability and upward mobility, and exposed a systematic effort in the nation's capital to hide neglect-and-abuse deaths among mentally retarded wards of the state. In 2003, she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship to recognize and further her body of work.

A Washington D.C. native and summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University, Boo has worked as a writer and editor for The Washington City Paper, The Washington Monthly, and The Washington Post, where for a decade she was a member of the Outlook and Investigative staffs. She is currently a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. As a New America Senior Fellow, she is writing about how changing economies, in the U.S. and elsewhere, have altered the infrastructure of opportunity for the aspiration-rich working poor.