February rambling #1: Bowling Green Massacre

At the Intersection of Love, Faith and Holy Outrage: The Women’s March and the Gospel

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world – the US President’s sole ideology is corporate autocracy with a populist facade

More than half of his voters say the nonexistent Bowling Green Massacre is proof his immigration ban is necessary. BTW, it never happened, and Kellyanne Conway’s remark wasn’t a slip of the tongue, as she has said it before

DMV Glitch Registers Green Card Holders to Vote

Yes, honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. military have, under certain circumstances, either received deportation orders or been deported

If You Liked the Inquisition, You’ll Love the House Science Committee

How Each Senator Voted on Trump’s Cabinet and Administration Nominees

How to Become a Paid Protester

Americans Now Evenly Divided on Impeaching 45

American Hot Dogs

“At the Intersection of Love, Faith and Holy Outrage: The Women’s March and the Gospel”

51 Immigrant Poets – An interactive map on the ‘Muslim ban’

Irwin Corey (1914-2017), who I last wrote about here

Suzanne Pleshette would have been 80 this year

Richard Hatch, RIP – I probably watched Battlestar Galactica, but I definitely saw him in The Streets of San Francisco

RIP Adele Dunlap, 114, oldest American

Bald men look more successful, intelligent and masculine. science says – well, duh
Scathing Orange poem wins New Zealand competition

Paul Rapp’s New England Patriots connection

Amy Biancolli: it’s the best story pitch, the best, everyone thinks so

The ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Show That Wasn’t: How CBS Refused to Have the Actress Play a Divorcee

New blogger: Tracy Brooke’s Travels, a woman from Atlanta now in Indonesia

Could Dogs be the State Vegetable?


Now I Know: Why the U.S. Government Really Wants Some People To Take Vacations and The Man Who Gets Lots of Credit and Do You Want to Burn a Snowman? and The Trickiest Tongue Twister and Why In America, It’s Typically Free to Go Pee

Watching popcorn pop

Black History/Black Recency

Stories for “Black History Month – You can freely use AwesomeStories’ vast archive to explore the topic throughout February– This issue features people who: helped to overthrow slavery and “Jim Crow Laws”; helped to free and inspire millions of Americans; helped to forge a new path forward for their country

Louisiana kid’s ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ project

Who Gets to Be African-American? An Academic Question

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie


A History Of Black Cowboys And The Myth That The West Was White

Jesse Owens Was Brave – So Were These 17 Other Black Olympians

At her first recital, 12-year-old Nina Simone refused to start singing after her parents were moved from the front row to make room for whites

The Racist Super Hero Who Never Made It


“That Day In Bowling Green” written by Dave Stinton

Emo prez

Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Lorde Lead New Orleans Jazz Fest

Coverville 1157: Hollies and CSNY Cover Story for Graham Nash’s 75th and Our House – Graham Nash

Tom Jones And Janis Joplin – Raise Your Hand (1969)

Coverville 1158: Guns N’Roses Cover Story II

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76. Here’s Eight Performances That Show Why He Was the Greatest Male Jazz Singer of His Time

Asia singer John Wetton married Syracuse woman just 2 months before dying

The Presuppose You’re Living in New England Meme

My sense of melancholy. Oh, that’s not was meant?

Presuppose? Albany, NY IS in EXTREMELY western New England, at the junction of I-87 and I-90. From Sunday Stealing, again.

1. Have you turned the heat on in your house yet this fall?

It kicked in the middle of October. Surprisingly cold for that time of year.

2. Do you allow your pets on the furniture?

Well, IF we had a pet, it’d be a cat. Yes, on the sofa; no, on the dining room table. The Wife and I have actually discussed the possibility recently. Shhh! Don’t tell the Daughter yet; we need to ask her at the right time.

3. What were your final words for September?

Where did I leave my October bus pass?

4. What are your first words for October?

Oh, there it is.

5. Do you think you’ve ever seen a ghost?

It’s remotely possible if I believed in such things, which I tend not to.

6. What is the one color that represents this time of year?

Clearly, orange, which represents both Halloween and Thanksgiving, not to mention falling leaves.

7. Which of your senses do you think is most sensitive this time of year?

My sense of melancholy. Oh, that’s not what was meant? My sense of seeing the increasingly barren trees.

8. What is your favorite thing to do at the county fair?

Buying homemade food products. I’m also a sucker for farmers’ markets.

9. What do you like when you have a cold?

Ginger ale, hot tea, Vitamin C drops, to do nothing.

10. Are you willing to spend over $100 for a piece of winter clothing, like boots or a coat?

My hands get all clammy and sweaty simultaneously just at the thought. I HATE buying clothes, aside from hats, gloves, underwear, and socks.

12. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?

Mugs. For all occasions. But I don’t see us giving them up, as they represent particular events.

13. What gripes do you have about this time of year?

The cold, the need for gloves and especially a knit hat; a cap is insufficient for my balding pate.

14. Other than yourself, are you responsible for getting anyone ready in the morning?

The Daughter, and she can take FOREVER.

15. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters?

Well, it will be done this year, but not by me.

16. So, it’s after Labor Day. Will you still be wearing white?

This is a fashion thing, isn’t it? Have I mentioned that I think that fashion, by and large, is quite stupid? So, yes, and I HAVE!

17. What shows are you most looking forward to this Fall?

Well, I’m interested in watching The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, and JEOPARDY! I’m constantly three weeks behind. There are people who complain about reruns and pre-emptions of TV shows; I am NOT one of those people.

18. What three things have you just not gotten around to from the summer, but probably should do before snow flies?

The leaves need raking. I should probably mow the lawn one last time. And the summer furniture needs to go into the basement. Also, while I’M not doing it, the roof needs replacing.
I mentioned the Mockingbird reading that took place this Saturday past. Chuck Miller took pictures of all the participants.

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