One day, when I’m not so doggone tired, I’m going to devote some time here to Bill Mallonee, the extremely talented singer/songwriter from Athens, Georgia, who nearly single-handedly redirected my musical tastes with an album called Blister Soul, which was recorded under the moniker Vigilantes of Love. Today, however, is not that day, as I’ve… Read More


I want to begin this post with an apology for all my incessant whining over the years. I have no doubt looking back upon things that I drove many people away from me with my constantly sour attitude. In fact, even though I’d like to think I’m better than I used to be, I still… Read More


“All you need is love.” “Love is all you need.” “The greatest of these is love.” “Love is patient, love is kind.” “When love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.” “Love is a many-splendored thing.” And so on and so forth… Love is a pretty wonderful thing. Especially… Read More


Before I get started, let me just clarify one thing: KFC is Kentucky Fried Chicken. That’s what I still call it most of the time, and that’s not just because I’m old and crotchety. However many years ago the company changed the name, they wanted to take the emphasis off the word “chicken” because they… Read More


As a result of my depression, I’ve been ashamed about a lot of things in my life that I didn’t really need to be. For instance, if I saw someone I knew at Walmart but decided I didn’t want to talk to them for some reason and ducked down an aisle to avoid them, I… Read More


I feel bad for Richard Martinez. I really do. Anyone who loses a child in as senseless an act of violence as Martinez lost his son, Christopher, is wholly deserving of our sympathy. Christopher Martinez was only 20 years old, a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was one of seven… Read More