Monthly Archives: August 2004

where’s Abbie Hoffman when we really need him?

As the Republican National Convention gears up in NYC and the media is filled with reports about possible protests and how they will be handled, I’m reminded of similar events of the past. Most established institutions label any voice contrary … Continue reading

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it only hurts when I read about it

The town where I lived my first 20 years had around 4200 residents. Almost 30 years later the population is 5300 or so. Not a big increase compared to the boom experienced in many other areas. I’ve written in this … Continue reading

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from a time and place far, far away (in the murky depths of my mind)

*click* (television turning on) On the screen: Syndicated TV game show hosted by Ernie the MC dressed in houndstooth double-breasted suit, bright colored shirt and clashing wide striped tie. Studio audience dressed in outlandish costumes. Standing onstage with Ernie is … Continue reading

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I thought they said the camera added ten pounds

truth(youth) in advertising? fit trim energetic people with more- free time disposable income interesting lives better- health habits teeth, complexion, hair quality of life nicer- home wardrobe luxury vehicle having- more fun and fewer problems than you ever have (or … Continue reading

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spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, bagel(?) and spam

I like spam. Having well established ‘good ole boy’ roots as a southerner, this should surprise no one. I can’t claim I ate a lot of spam growing up, but as an adult it became a common item in our … Continue reading

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I hear music

Recent posts on the subject by mrsmartian prompted my thoughts and caused this to come out- Earlier this week I received an email from my sister asking if I was interested in having her record album collection. She mentioned that … Continue reading

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it’s that time again

Happy birthday to me. Feel like 34 and still act like I’m 17.

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