Monthly Archives: August 2014

Former Dream Homes

Before we moved to Muncie for my Ph.D., Mrs. M, the Spawn, and I lived in Ft. Thomas, KY. One of our favorite places in town was Tower Park, a few blocks from our apartment. I’d take the Spawn there in … Continue reading

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Security Camera Footage…

… from Castle Gormogon.

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An Evening with Steve Katz

Yesterday evening, the Berries gathered some gear, loaded it into my van, and headed to a lovely home here in Mondoville for a house concert, where we were opening for Steve Katz, about whom more in a moment. Because this … Continue reading

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Leaving Scratches on the Wall

I’ve mentioned before that I quit trying to be a rock star a long time ago, when I realized I was too old and too fat for the job. I saw this as a liberatory moment — since I’m never … Continue reading

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Weighty Matters

One of the more interesting characters to come from my old Northern Kentucky stomping grounds is former University of Kentucky star quarterback and ex-NFL player Jared Lorenzen. A remarkable athlete, Lorenzen was all-State in both high school football and basketball, … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green

When I hear people going on about the horrors of our carbon-fueled civilization, I’m willing to acknowledge that our current energy sources are imperfect, but I’d like to hear what alternatives my friends have in mind. Solar, of course, is … Continue reading

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There Are Reissues, and Then…

… there are reissues. I’m late to the party on this one, but in the latest issue of Shindig! (my periodical drug of choice these days), there’s a review of a release that came out not quite a year ago, from the … Continue reading

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