Ode To A Friday

From the 4th grade up to 9th grade my favorite day of the week was Friday. That’s not all together odd, really. I mean, I’m sure there were LOTS of people whose favorite day of the week was Friday. For me it started around 3pm when we’d get all of our graded tests and homework […]

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Women And Van Halen First

There was a time in the early 90s where if you admitted to being a fan of Van Halen you were ostracized by everyone around you; family, friends, neighbors, that nice senior couple that lived down the street and even the clergy. There were camps set up across the US where admitted Van Halen fans […]

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Song And Dance, Man

So last night we took a little break from the normal evening shuffle and headed into my son’s elementary school for the school musical. Now if you’re someone of my¬†age bracket(older than 41, but younger than 43), you might remember the elementary school musicals like I do, which is to say they were sort of […]

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A Saucerful Of Strawberries

Last year I bought Eternal Tapestry’s album Wild Strawberries completely on a whim. Well, honestly I think Thrill Jockey Records forced me to. You see, they send me emails and entice me with “preorders” and “limited edition” things. These limited editions I speak of are only available if you buy the record a couple months […]

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In The Land Of Hoops And Homophobes

Yes, I’m from Indiana. I was born here and raised here. I graduated high school in Indiana and attempted a higher education in the Hoosier state. However, I found my higher education inside books by Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, John Irving, and Henry Miller; as well as Bertrand Russell, Noam Chomsky, and Howard Zinn. […]

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Getting Old

Man, I’m feeling my 42 years lately. I was never a spry, full of energy kind of person, but being sore and tired are things that are becoming a way of life for me now. Lower back pain and stiffness, my left elbow and forearm ache, and my knees are starting to make sounds like […]

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