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Archive | April, 2010

Becoming a Birdman

April 11, 2010

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I finally figured out what I am going to do when I retire. Here’s my mentor, the Birdman of Lisbon, Portugal — Claudio Montuori. (Thanks, Marco.)

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Big Coal update

April 8, 2010

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With the news today by the Associated Press of citations issued at the Upper Big Branch mine the very day of the explosion that killed 25 men on Monday, and that some miners were so worried about safety they contacted their Congressmen, the following editorial is ever more pertinent. As the AP story notes: “Trouble […]

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Princeton Black Hole

April 6, 2010

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I nearly fall into a spiral black hole that has opened up in front of the RiffRaff Arts Collective on Mercer Street in Princeton, W.Va.

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Apocalyptic Dogs

April 6, 2010

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I’m always on the lookout for signs of the coming Apocalypse. Like screw-top wine bottles. The book “Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader.” Miley Cyrus givng “American Idol” finalists singing advice. Keanu Reeves’ career. And this video.

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Instrumental snaps

April 6, 2010

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I didn’t get around to recording the Saturday, April 3 debut of our new musical-theatrical troupe, Third Eye Cabaret, at The Room Upstairs in Princeton, W.Va. This photo is the sole evidence we actually did perform, kicking various musical butts, should note.

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The Day After

April 6, 2010

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As I leave work yesterday, the ‘chop-chop-chop’ of a medical helicopter churns the air above the city, heading to the landing pad atop Charleston Area Medical Center. I wonder if it the first evacuation from that afternoon’s mine disaster, 30 miles south of the city in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

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Robots R Us

April 5, 2010

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So, let’s check in on the latest robot news, shall we?

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