Still Calling

Reaping what you sow

Ted Nugent, threatening to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to a crowd of thousands: Rand Paul, on the true meaning of the Second Amendment: Sarah Palin, Republican vice-presidential nominee, putting Democrats in rifle sights: Fundraiser for Republican Jesse Kelly, a few months before Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head: Armed Trump supporters rallying…

Omar

My friend Omar killed himself. Many residents who grew close to him considered him family. They recounted his encyclopedic knowledge of film, his affection for pets and for walking dogs, and his repertoire of philosophical rants that some found incomprehensible. He was always smartly dressed in clothes rooted from donation bags left out front of…

Odds and ends

It’s a lazy-ish Sunday, and I’m overdue for a little writing, but not up for some long involved piece. NEWS ITEM: Ever since mentioning my purchase of a vintage safety razor, my buddy Buddy has been pushing me on the benefits of wet shaving, and gifted me with a cake of soap, a brush, and…

Obligatory Mark Felt post

After a long couple of weeks learning how to live stream, I’m back on the animation beat. Usually I like to grab some event in history that has relevance today, and boy is the next video like holding up a mirror to 1972.

Weirdenfreude

A couple of months ago, I wrote about making mead with my ex. I generally have refrained from writing about how we split up (Lord knows I did enough oversharing on Facebook at the time) but a Philadelphia news item appeared in my feed recently that stuck in my craw, triggering a new emotion I…

Yelling at racist Australians in Nashville

A month or so ago, I went out dancing at Robert’s Western World, which, when you visit Nashville, is the only real honky tonk on Broadway, and one of only two places worth going to on the strip (in my not-so-humble opinion). I was walking back to my car, parked on the east side of…