Monday, April 30, 2007

It's Lionel Richie's annoyingly bad "All Night Long" meets every bad episode of Kung Fu Theater you've ever seen. It's actually Hiroshima-San Say, straight from 1983. And it's the only ninja music video I know of. But that's not saying a lot. I would have embedded it, but yootoob wouldn't let me.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


There is a gnawing impetus to unplug myself from the implacable videodrome. To stop taking more than what I need in the form of hand-me-downs from the falsely-flattering industrial complex. To live more justly, concretely simpler. How do I ameliorate the sneaky need to acquire a rural Idaho compound versus remaining in the "abandoned places?" How do you do it? How do you excise the consumption beast when his salivating fangs are polished and chiseled by your own hands?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Been here in the house minus my wife this week. She's been in Tennessee seeing after her mother in her convalescence during her spring break. I'm not too used to her being away...I'm usually the one gone if one of us has to be.....or we're usually together. I think the last time she went off and left me fending for my bad self was perhaps the mid-nineties.

I've learnt a few things this week. My dog definitely prefers Cathy. She truly just tolerated me while she pined away faithfully on the landing at the bottom of the stairs, waiting for her return, scattering a whimper here, a whine there from out of nowhere. I tried to take her several times on walks this week, with me on roller blades and her tagging along....all for her, to get her "out" and get exercise. It was akin to dragging the beast to the vet. I think once we got going, it felt like she was doing it for my benefit. She comes around me only for sustenance and evacuation of her bowels. I feel like I'm being used.

I guess she sees it better than I.....I'm just not my best without m'ladee.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Another Veritasian has done a big ol' can-opener in the bloggin' pool........and it be Jenny-licious.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


The April 2007, Men's Journal has listed Oxford as one of the 50 Best Places to Live in the US, under the Best Commuter Towns section.

I'll take it.