Monthly Archives: April 2015

Whales, Nightingales, and… a Senior Prom?

It’s Saturday afternoon, and the Spawn is prepping for Senior Prom. In the absence of a suitable male escort, she and several of her friends are going as a group. Her “date” is one of her teammates from the color … Continue reading

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Free to Be… In Agreement with Me

The witch hunt continues. Should there be a scarcity of witches in your area, please allow a few news cycles for a fresh shipment to arrive. The long nose and wart have now been strapped on someone I’ve never met … Continue reading

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Mondo’s Day Out

Although I went to Real City just last week, I learned this week that a musical equipment superstore opened down there, so bassist and companion Justin joined me for a trip to the new place. It wasn’t as large as … Continue reading

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Continuing Struggles

Some months ago, there was a big to-do about some editorial changes and wholesale resignations at The New Republic. Although TNR has been a tattered brand for quite some time, none of this shook the foundations of my world. Spending six years … Continue reading

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So Long, Stan Freberg

When I was a kid, my mom gave me a stack of her old 45 rpm singles from the 1950s. Some of my favorites were “Peek-A-Boo” by the Cadillacs, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Shotgun Boogie”, and “June Was the End of … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Wishes He Could Pull the Car Over

Every time I look at my Facebook feed, I see links on both sides of every damned issue about someone crushing or destroying someone else. There are mobs and countermobs, backlashes for everyone. Once folks on any side decide that … Continue reading

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Coming to a Bookstore Near You!

(Well, if you live near Mondoville, anyway.) I’m pleased to report that with the launch of Dark City Lights later this month, I’ll be doing a reading/signing on 1 May at Books on Main, in historic downtown Newberry, just a few … Continue reading

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