Author Archives

  • MORE SINS OF OMISSION

    “The world of [comic book] collecting is not a pretty place. For a bunch of guys who like good-over-evil stories, you sure meet a lot of morally bankrupt assholes.” ― Seth, Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Collector in the World… Read More ›

  • THANKSGIVING RUMINATIONS

    “The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.” ― Angela Carter Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and we now find ourselves… Read More ›

  • WHAT WAR?

    “Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” ― William James     “Hello”, said… Read More ›

  • AUTHENTIC VOICES

    “Ralph also took some classes in philosophy and literature and felt himself on the brink of some kind of huge discovery about himself. But it never came.” ― Raymond Carver, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? My biggest challenge, and… Read More ›

  • A DERELICTION OF DUTY

    “The great philosophical question goes: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, does it make a sound? But this is a troubling question, exalting one kind of being above all others. What then… Read More ›

  • A CONTINUAL DISCONNECT

    “Lady you crave trouble. You just don’t want resistance. If you don’t want resistance around here, then mind your own business.” – Beth Dutton The ongoing battle over mask mandates in schools has been yet again extended. This time through… Read More ›

  • A LITTLE SHADOW DANCING

    “What plagues people is not those who don’t love them, but those who do.” ― Michael Gilbert, Perfected Sinfulness   It’s 7:45AM and I’m sitting in traffic outside my kid’s school waiting to drop them off. I’m not alone, as… Read More ›

  • A RIDE IN THE HOT TUB TIME MACHINE

    “We would not be where we are today, as a state or nation, without the great work of our charter school leaders” – Tony Nicknejad, Policy advisor to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee   Normally.I start the day’s proceedings with a… Read More ›

  • A CALL FROM SLOTSKI

    “When you’re sure of what you’re looking at, look harder.” ― Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement   Last night I was laid back in the recliner watching the Braves let Game 5 of the World Series slip away when the… Read More ›

  • SMOKE ON THE WATER, FIRE IN THE SKY

    “Go home, take a paper bag, and cut some eye holes out of it. Put it over your head, get undressed, and look at yourself in the mirror. Really evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses are. And be honest.” –… Read More ›