Gray-haired senior citizen eating a sub at Dave’s Cosmic Subs near Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and singing along with recorded music: “The blues is my business and my business is good.”

Sign on a “gentlemen’s club” in Mobile, Alabama: “Not the same old thong and dance.”

As police investigate a burglary scene at a St. Simons Island, Georgia, home, a friend of the owner laments loudly to a neighbor in the front yard, “They even took her wine.”

Keith Graham

Keith Graham

Keith Graham was among the recipients of the prestigious Stella Artois prize at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Named for a blind piano player, he is also well known for always giving money to street accordion players. A quotation that he considers meaningful comes from the Irish writer Roddy Doyle: "The family trees of the poor don't grow to any height." In addition to contributing to Like the Dew, Keith frequently posts quotations and links and occasionally longer articles at