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Archive | December, 2009

Still Life w/Guitars

December 25, 2009

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I always feel comforted when standing around Route 60 Music in Barboursville, W.Va., surrounded by a riot of guitars.

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Still Life w/Albert

December 19, 2009

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Albert in the sunlight of winter after the conclusion of the “Christmas at the RiffRaff” show. The Room Upstairs, Princeton, W.Va. | dec09

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An Irish blessing for the end of the year

December 18, 2009

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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

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Favorite Funny Web Places

December 9, 2009

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“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

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Let’s not confabulate

December 9, 2009

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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 […]

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Hitchens on Palin

December 7, 2009

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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 […]

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A Follow-Up Question!

December 5, 2009

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LET’S SEE Let’s see, have I got what I need? Sir, a follow-up question! Do I need what I’ve got? ~ from “WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS” from “A Cardinal of Crows Reader” (The Spartan Eaglesburg Press, 2010)

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Boys will be boys — or Masters of Lightning

December 2, 2009

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If you can’t be a god, at least you can be a Master of Lightning. Related story explaining all this is here.

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