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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Good Man Gone

Lawrence Block reports that mystery writer and former law professor Jeremiah Healy has taken his own life at the age of 66. Healy’s John Francis Cuddy series of PI novels (which I highly recommend) was one of the first detective series … Continue reading

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In Memory of Robin Williams

Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri

The Spawn made it through her final band camp on Friday. She’s approaching her senior year with a combination of excitement and trepidation. I remember feeling the same way — I may be one of the only people who was … Continue reading

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