My work has yet, alas, to make it to the New York Times. But I’m glad to report one of my songs is currently mentioned in a New York Times blog, “Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books.” That’s a start. I got an e-mail yesterday from a writer named Bill Peschel who has a new […]
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February 3, 2010
Comments Off on Andy Dick Updated!
A bizarro animated piece on comedian Andy Dick’s arrest comes from one of the coolest action news teams on planet Earth. From taiwan. Really.
January 15, 2010
Comments Off on A Red Shirt Moment
Don’t you some days feel like you’re the guy in the red shirt picked for the landing party? Now, you can dress for it by joining the Red Shirt Society.
January 11, 2010
Comments Off on Medieval Help Desk
Help desk support back in the Middle Ages soon after books were introduced, taking over from scrolls. Too funny.
January 10, 2010
Comments Off on Mother Nature = HMFIC
Snowstorms (ice storms, floods, lightning, volcanos etc.) are Nature’s way of reminding us she’s still the HMFIC.
January 7, 2010
Comments Off on The sun’s goin’ down . . .
The sun drops down on Upshur County. Or maybe it’s Summers County, West Virginia. I was coming back from the mountaintop lair of a sculpture-making friend of mine a few years ago. | The sun was like a fried egg on the horizon. Had to consult with my camera. | A late afternoon rain painted […]
December 18, 2009
Comments Off on An Irish blessing for the end of the year
Traveling east on Interstate 64 in WestVirginiaVille “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far.” ~ Irish Blessing
December 9, 2009
Comments Off on Favorite Funny Web Places
“Do you want to spoon?” Jerry asked. He was standing by the bed, holding two six-foot spoons. A week later we forked for the first time.” ~ from ‘Twitter Sized Fiction” by twitter.com/VeryShortStory
December 9, 2009
Comments Off on Let’s not confabulate
I used the word ‘confabulation’ in a message to a friend this morning — incorrectly, it turns out. I figured I should understand the word’s meaning and connotations better before bandying it about. So, looked it up (or, to be precise, clicked it up). Finally! A useful word that explains the birthers, the Tea Partiers […]
December 7, 2009
Comments Off on Hitchens on Palin
One can take issue with Christopher Hitchens, over a number of his stands on war and politics. But when he does a takedown, he does a takedown. The theory is we’re supposed to ignore the vapid, opportunistic, imbecility of Sarah Palin, in hopes she will go the way of the Quayle. But one should never […]