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Best Music of 2012

2012 has been a very good year for music. It’s the first year in a long time when I have discovered several new albums that really excite me. I mean actual new music by new bands, not reissues of some obscure LP from 1966 or even a new release by some old, established artist. I […]

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanza! Festival Festivus! Good Hannukah!

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanza! Festival Festivus! Good Hannukah!

I can’t think of anything else to write today. Happy Holidays, everybody!      

I Gave Away My Hat

I Gave Away My Hat

“No good deed goes un-posted,” said one of my Facebook friends when I posted that I had bought this nifty fake fur hat a couple mornings ago and then gave it away to a homeless man mere hours later. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those kind, warmhearted people who feel great when they do something […]

Thoughts on the Tragedy in Connecticut

Thoughts on the Tragedy in Connecticut

I got the following question by email yesterday: I know people live and then people die. I know. But this guy walked in and murdered 20 little kids. It was very real and it hurts, I don’t want to grieve and mourn like my Catholic family, I don’t want to hate this man and I […]

Terrible Nicknames to Earn!

Terrible Nicknames to Earn!

Someone forwarded me this exchange that appeared on the Sweeping Zen website: Alain: “What we have here is a Zen prick (sorry I cannot call him a priest or teacher) that confuses his dick with a teaching stick. It is quite obvious to me that this Brad guy should not be a teacher, I simply […]