Monthly Archives: December 2016

Long Ago and Far Away.

Sometime c. 1984, give or take, I was working in the University of Chicago Sociology Department’s new computer center.   And while I was in there, I noticed a small pencil sharpener (anyone remember pencils?) that had been abandoned. I’d … Continue reading

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Ohio, You’re Nothing Special

Yesterday, I think it was, I was driving and I heard an interview with the J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy.  The interviewer noted that Mr. Vance now lived on the West Coast, and that his children would, consequently, … Continue reading

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Music for Airports

OK.  I wrote this post on Saturday (today is Monday).  I will play you a tune, then explain with a little background then get right to it.  So start the music and scroll on down: A little over a year … Continue reading

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Places I’ll Remember

Yeah.  That one. I’ve been getting the house ready for family to visit, and part of that included finding and putting away all the tools I’ve got lying around from fixing this, that, or the other thing.  So.  As I … Continue reading

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MPDGs

It’s been a while.  I’m going to try to ease back into writing by tackling a topic that’s light–or maybe not so light. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl. I saw a post on the MPDG on Medium recently, and it … Continue reading

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