Monthly Archives: June 2019

Saturday Afternoon Potpourri: Half-Baked Alaska Edition

July is drawing near, so I just hit the reset button on the AC unit and am sitting in my basement grotto, listening to David Bowie covering the Velvets’ “White Light/Heat.” The Spawn is splitting her time between recovering from … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Near a Couple of Alma Maters…

Not long ago, I wrote a little about the late 80s/early 90s music scene in Lexington, KY. One of the town’s lesser known points of pride is the fact that Richard Hell, an important figure in the early punk movement, … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Mystery in the Midlands Recap

I’m in the office, getting ready for the last few days of my summer courses, but I’ve had a lot of fun for the past couple of days, so I don’t mind paying the piper. It doesn’t mean I won’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon Potpourri: HeroesCon Addenda and the Death of a Former Rival

Next week’s Summer Term finish line is in sight, and there’s interesting stuff afoot, so why not take a little time for potpourri? *** I spent a significant part of the previous post talking about the T-shirts I buy from World … Continue reading

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HeroesCon 2019: Day 2 — Nice Shirt

The day isn’t over yet, but I think I can bring us essentially up to date. I woke up around 7 this morning, wrote the previous post, and let the Spawn sleep in while I went downstairs to the hotel … Continue reading

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HeroesCon 2019: Day 1

As is the custom of our tribe, the Spawn and I are in Charlotte, NC, attending HeroesCon for what we are pretty sure is the ninth consecutive year. We got here yesterday, but wait! There’s more. *** During the summer … Continue reading

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Postscript

Because my parents were murdered near midnight on 12 Jun 09, I didn’t get the news for a few hours, with the first call letting me know something was wrong coming at 3:30 a.m. on 13 Jun. This morning, I … Continue reading

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