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
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
So TimeHop reminded me that this day last year was a really fun day. When officers perform field sobriety tests on drivers they suspect to be drunk, they look for certain clues. But in order to conduct field sobriety tests that are admissible as evidence in court, they have to be trained. How do you … Continue reading Rum & Coke and Drunk at Work
The re-enactment of the WWII battle for the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, is a pretty big deal 'round these parts. It's always easy to get good art, so I don't mind the assignment, although after this year - for lots of reasons - I may avoid it. In any case, read about the re-enactment … Continue reading Remagen and Tidioute
So, I have two big pieces of news today. First of all, the Warren County Children's Advocacy Center is opening up at the end of this month/beginning of August and I could not be more stoked. When I interviewed for this job at the paper I answered the obligatory "where will you be in five … Continue reading Minchin Monday (on Tuesday) and Bomb Planes
Rewrote Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Because it's weird when your mom drives overtown with a ladder on her car to climb in your window and rock you as a grown man.
Last night, I got to ride a drift trike. What's a drift trike, you ask? It's the most badass toy ever. Read about it here. Look at it here: Today, the Fourth of July celebration continues in Warren, with all the stuff from yesterday, plus the Allegany River Indian Dancers and the Cutest Baby contest. … Continue reading Indian Dancers, Cute Babies, and Drift Trikes