Monthly Archives: April 2013

So Long, Mr. Winters

Two years and two days ago, I wrote an entry on one of my comedy heroes, a man who influenced my own brief attempt to do stand-up, and to this day the comic who has made me laugh harder than … Continue reading

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QotD: Intellectual Diversity Edition

Yale’s Sterling Professor of classics and history Donald Kagan is hanging up his spikes after a 44-year run at old Eli’s place. The magazine section of Yale Daily News features a very nice profile of Prof. Kagan, including today’s quote: … Continue reading

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QotD: Won’t Get Fooled Again Edition

“There were two groups: people who understood Lifehouse and people who didn’t. The people who understood Lifehouse included one, Pete Townshend. The people who didn’t was everybody else he ever tried to explain it to, and the whole rest of … Continue reading

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Subtle, Huh?

Ahem.

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At an Old Alma Mater

I did my first two full years of undergrad at Transylvania University (“The oldest college west of the Alleghenies — and don’t you forget it!”), leaving when my grades fell below a 3.5 and my scholarship was revoked. Despite what … Continue reading

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Not Necessarily Entitled, but Experienced

Over at her place, J.A. Kazimer (whose Dope Sick: A Love Story should be on your reading list) asks an interesting question: “Are Writers Entitled or Delusional?” (I, of course, reserve the right to be both.) Among other things, she … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Mysteries

Broken Glass Waltzes is now available in dead-tree form for a mere $11.95. Thanks for your encouragement and (I hope) your patronage.

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How Twigs Get Bent: Skeletons in the Filing Cabinet

I’ve always had a dark sense of humor, one that at least verges on morbidity and typically leaves it in the rearview mirror. And I do mean always. My mom told me once that when I was about three, a … Continue reading

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Things I Don’t Expect to See

on Main Street in Mondoville include one of these: The one I saw was in a bit rougher shape than the one in the picture, but even so, it was a pleasant visual diversion on a Sunday afternoon. It made … Continue reading

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This Should Be Offensive to Single-Celled Organisms

Not long ago, one of the Spawn’s teachers was going on about how she and her classmates needed to work hard and be attentive, because they were going to be the doctors, lawyers, and so forth of the future. He … Continue reading

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