Author Archives: anotheroldguy

Nostalgia

Cracker: Nostalgia [purchase] “Nostalgia is often the abdication of responsibility.”  Prof.  Eddie Glaude, Jr. I’ve been thinking about nostalgia these days.  It isn’t as good as it used to be, though. (Insert rimshot). I started ruminating about nostalgia when my … Continue reading

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America–Love It….or Try To Change It

The Beatles: Get Back [purchase] Hello, you may remember me, the guy who promised to write here more regularly, and then totally wrote less frequently.  I have my reasons, but if you are reading this, you probably don’t really care … Continue reading

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Happily Out of the Loop

Dexateens: Outside The Loop [purchase] The main reason to blog about stuff is to get your opinions out in the public, putting aside the simple joy of writing.  Doing so pretty much assumes that you believe that other people care … Continue reading

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A Placeholder Post

Despite the new office, I’ve been writing here more (yay!) (or yay?)  Nevertheless, I did want to do another post where I collect my writing on other sites, since the last one of these.  It is sort of like the … Continue reading

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Why Do (Almost) All Of My Teams Disappoint?

Bob Mould: Disappointed [purchase] For some reason, I am a fan of sports teams that almost always disappoint.  And yet, I keep rooting for them, hoping that this will be their (and my) year.  What did I do to deserve … Continue reading

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English Needs More Words

R.E.M.: So. Central Rain [purchase] How many words does English have?  Depending on your source, you get different numbers, so let’s just go with “lots.”  Yet, despite this, there are some situations that call for new words. A few years … Continue reading

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AOG Linguistic Kardashian Award 2

Back in April, 2016, before our country’s antiquated Electoral College, Russian interference, misogyny, terrible reporting, and some sort of mass insanity resulted in the election to the Presidency of a buffoonish demagogue who surrounded himself with a crew of deplorable … Continue reading

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