Wounded Knee Remembered

It was a cold 29th of December in the year 1890. When one thinks about the year, it was only 123 years ago. It was not that long ago when you consider that there is a woman in England who 3 years ago celebrated her 109th birthday. My grandfather was 98 when he died and… Continue reading Wounded Knee Remembered

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Heroes

It will be easy for some people, likely many people to think I’m re-posting this in a see I told you so manner and on some level, that may be true.When I first published it I got a lot of grief about it from people saying I was defending a thug, a gang member, and… Continue reading Heroes

Thoughts

I’ve spent two months mostly alone, sometimes hovering between fight-and-flight and self-evaluation, and this blog will barely scrape the surface. I’m not sure where my blogs will go from here or if I will do them every week, but for starters, I want to thank everyone for the good wishes and help before my surgery… Continue reading Thoughts

All the News That Wasn’t

Breaking News: King Rump believes that terrorists have commandeered the carousel at the Coney Island amusement park and are making the ponies run in circles. Furthermore, he says a Giant Ape is assaulting his Rump in New York, the Towers, that is.  And in Sweden, Sweden of all places, Sweden!  people are so poor they… Continue reading All the News That Wasn’t

Memories

I’ve had a theory for a long time that as years pass and we look back on our personal history and at the people and events that have come and gone in our lives, we develop something I call compressed remembrance. It’s a feeling that something that occurred many years before happened only yesterday. Time… Continue reading Memories

No Drinking and No Politics, Almost

A few years ago, I quit drinking on Cinco de Mayo. Yes, really, I did. Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. It has roots in the French occupation of Mexico,… Continue reading No Drinking and No Politics, Almost

King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

  The trivia question for this week is, What famous musician wrote a song about pop artist Andy Warhol? King Lard announced on Thursday, January 19, that he will pick the media people allowed in the press room at the White House and confirmed where the press room would be. His High Ass said, “The… Continue reading King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

The trivia question for this week is, What famous musician wrote a song about pop artist Andy Warhol? King Lard announced on Thursday, January 19, that he will pick the media people allowed in the press room at the White House and confirmed where the press room would be. His High Ass said, “The press… Continue reading King Lard, the Press, and the Arts

Hurt and Hope

The trivia question for this week is, What famous country/folk/rocker wrote a song about revolution considered one of the top protest songs of the 2000s? Hi, it’s me, the bleeding heart, the angry young man growing old but no less angry, watching dreams disappear along with friends and lovers. It’s me, remembering places and people… Continue reading Hurt and Hope

2016: Good-Bye and Good Riddance

  The trivia question is, Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1st each year? So here we are racing hell-bent for leather into another year. No matter which side of the political fence you are on, for most of us it was a nerve-racking election process. Over a month later it still has… Continue reading 2016: Good-Bye and Good Riddance

Once There Was a Time

­­­Last week I shared one of my favorite radio memories in “A Radio Christmas to Remember.” This week I’m returning to another time and place. Just like everyone else, this time of year is my time for remembering, regretting, and rejoicing. Beginning in January 2017, I’ll start writing new blogs and do what I like… Continue reading Once There Was a Time

A Radio Christmas Remembered

I suppose everyone gets nostalgic around holidays. I certainly do, and I’m not even a big participant in what has become holiday madness instead of holiday joy. I love the ads that tell me how much money I can save by spending twice as much as I would have spent. New Year’s Day especially has… Continue reading A Radio Christmas Remembered