Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do

Ten Years Past the Big Noise

Tonight at about 11:30, my parents will have been dead for ten years. My brother has been incarcerated for nearly that long, serving what has become two life sentences without the possibility of parole when he was convicted of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Sneakers with Wheels Edition

I’m gearing up to assemble the midterm exam for my Brit Lit survey kids, but meanwhile… *** Made a run to Real City yesterday, hitting my favorite cheap Chinese restaurant before settling down at the used media emporium. The drive … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time in “The Next ‘Next Athens'”…

A couple of days ago, Jeff “Flesh Hammer” Walls of the Woggles died of pulmonary hypertension. Readers of this blog are well aware of my fondness for the Woggles, but prior to his stint in that group, Walls played guitar … Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri: Grand Council Edition

So I’ve had lunch, and in a little while I need to make a grocery run and perhaps get a walk in. But meanwhile… *** Things didn’t go as I would have hoped at the old ball yard on Friday, … Continue reading

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Put the Kettle (Drum) On…

I decided that I was a drummer well before I had any drums. Indeed, when I was in fourth grade and some of us were invited to start doing instrumental music, I was given a choice between clarinet and trombone. … Continue reading

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Annnnnnd, We’re Back: Commencement at Mondoville

So, what’s a two-week gap among friends, huh? Sorry about that — there’s been a lot going on, some of which I’ll cover in a potpourri in a day or two. But in the meantime… 15 years and about 50 … Continue reading

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Friday Potpourri: Rental Cars, Fictioneering, and Mrs. M Has a Birthday

So it’s early Friday evening, on the cusp of Gradeapalooza, which begins in earnest this coming week. But that doesn’t mean there’s been a lull… *** As I had mentioned recently, I was scheduled to read at last night’s Noir … Continue reading

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