Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Difficult times

Of course I dread the Trump presidency and attendant end of civilization - but then the Clientele are supposedly recording again, and while I very much want life on earth to survive long enough to hear what they come up with, I'm not sure I will be able to take all the appreciative think pieces that will bubble up around such a release, when "they" should have cared the first time.  So.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I voted for marijuana legalization but am concerned that this will open us all up to more stoned "wisdom" from strangers.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A reminder:

If a team I like isn't in the World Series, I will always be for the National League.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

At my old job,

I never got thank-you notes from the State Department.  Not once!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015


Bea avers:

"Clientele?  Supreme Clientele, maybe!" [chortles]

Rafe, yesterday

"Dad, this poignant light is reminding me to remind you to order that Clientele
best-of with that iTunes card you've had for years.  Yes, I know you have all the songs except one..."

Vacation recently

Outer Banks.  Twas nice!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nearing Luxor, April 1966

Art? Art!

Rafe, Portrait Of My Sister, ink and drywall mud on drywall, 2015.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Off we go!

Day 1 pre-school!  Shoes: Kyle.

"And I'm happy to have sitters all to myself!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I blame Lee Atwater

In the inbox

Just received a note saying I can pay 100 bucks to hear Tim O'Brien speak in someone's backyard.

"Okay, we have time for some questions..."

NE: "You golfed with Updike???"

Monday, August 17, 2015

A dumb end's day

"At least I'm learning a trade!"

Two-month-old hole in ceiling patch dispatched!

For future generations


Needed: tiny rake

The Bride, poor wretch, is dismayed that plants have grown in the compost
in the back of the truck.  Okay.  That doesn't change the fact that I will need a teentsy
rake, such as in a desktop zen garden, to rake away the autumn leaves as they fall from this
beauty (see turning leaf at bottom of dinky tree).

Strangely, not taken at Dischord House, Dec 1982


Wasn't ready for this

Cooling ice cream

"The edge of this ice cream sandwich thingy is soothing my two toofs."



A visit from my cousin Dr. Fred (the Basketball Physician) and his wife Shirley

National pastime


Over it!

"Unca Nick," they ask, "what were the 90's like?"

"Well, junior, for one thing, you had to pretend to have an opinion about Tortoise..."

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Nirvana-related items

Rafe sleeps like a dead person, and is most displeased about six days a week when one tries to wake him up.

He often shrieks: "GO AWAY!" in a manner not dissimilar to this 1993 Nirvana track's chorus:

Also: I haven't seen it anywhere, but surely Foo Fighters will play the Superbowl?  They may even change the name to SUPERGROHL.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bride avers:

Well, DID HE?

The Returned

3P0 and Iron Man reunited


Metropolitan is 25?   Damn.

But, I guess, thank god for that - if made now, Nick would be vaping (sp?) and people in the movie would care about Ed Sheeran.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

More than I could take

Saw a car with two (2) Counting Crows stickers on it, slammed on my brakes, just started screaming and seething, got out in the middle of the intersection and just howled uncontrollably, left the car in park in the middle of the intersection and ran for the seeming protection of a culvert and then I

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Will be married seven years in October, perhaps.  Got Bride a ring, it's already on, etc.

So, so amazing