Minchin Monday and Mystery Spots

So. Strange Kinzua. I need to make it really clear that I'm neither endorsing the validity of the stories on the Strange Kinzua Facebook page nor am I debunking them. I'm merely taking the locations given and visiting them. And probably revisiting them. And taking pictures. And writing unbiased experience reports. I'm not trying to … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Mystery Spots

Louis Tuesday (on Wednesday) and Pauper’s Graves

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

Kevin Hines and Suicide

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

James Breakwell and the End of the World

  I got a good tip from a dear friend that James Breakwell wrote a book. I don't know a lot of things that most people know because I tend to spend a lot of time parenting and just generally lamenting the freedom and capricious abandon with which I cluelessly lived my life before having … Continue reading James Breakwell and the End of the World

Jessica White and No Minchin Monday

This Minchin Monday has been cancelled due to a story about which nothing is funny. Jessica White was fatally shot on Wednesday, June 21.  By today, a gofundme.com campaign in her name had raised $10,000 in 72 hours.  All of the money is going toward her funeral expenses, with all remaining money going toward her three children.  Seventy-two … Continue reading Jessica White and No Minchin Monday