Yesterday was a long, weird day. I did not get my Louis Tuesday done. I'm doing it now. You can take off half the points if you want. At this point it really doesn't matter. I'm in the hole in most domains of my life. Blogging may as well join the group. So I've always … Continue reading Louis Tuesday (on Wednesday) and Pauper’s Graves
I took an Ancestry DNA test a couple of weeks ago. I'd been wanting to take one for quite some time, even though it's pretty well documented that I'm crazy German. Like really, really German. I don't know. I just still have my fingers crossed for some super secret Scottish/Irish creds. I don't plan to … Continue reading Minchin Monday and DNA
I've been obsessed with this documentary since they started filming it. For one thing, I live ten minutes from the dam and 40 minutes from Salamanca, N.Y. So when it premiered on Friday I was waiting at the venue two hours ahead of time. Because I am a big, big nerd. Brian Ferry covered it. … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Lake of Betrayal
Oh my God, Louis. I love how he describes this confrontation as a delicious treat that he gets to just gobble up. When I started at the paper I was coming from three years at home with the kids, a background of retail and food service, and a bad habit of apologizing and paying lip … Continue reading Louis Tuesday and Yummy Confrontations
Well hello, kiddies. It's been a while since I've honored Minchin Monday. Partly, it's time. I'm busy. Partly, it's because Minchin only has so much to give us. But mostly, it's that I'm lazy. I could find some way to apply Minchin to life every single week. I'm slacking. And I'm not entirely sorry. This … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books
Of course black and white blanket statements are ridiculous, reductionist, and ignorant oversimplifications of complex issues that are not easily answered and must be assessed on a case by case basis... But maybe...
Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. He's become a brain/mental health advocate, memoirist, documentary filmmaker, and international speaker on the issue of mental health and suicide. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin Thursday when he spoke at SUNY Fredonia. I'll post audio of the presentation when … Continue reading Kevin Hines and Suicide