Category Archives: General

Seven-Twelfths Recap

Joan Shelley: First of August [purchase] The last time I filled space on this blog with links to things that I’ve written elsewhere was in April, and so here we are, seven-twelfths through a truly crappy year, and I decided … Continue reading

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You’d Think

You’d think that being stuck at home with diminishing work to do would have resulted in more writing on this blog, but you’d be wrong. When it became clear that I’d be back to working from home–this time, with my … Continue reading

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COVID Playlists 1 & 2

For the past few years, my college class, the Princeton Class of 1982, has celebrated ’82 Day on the 82nd day of the year, with small gatherings of classmates around the country.  It is a good way to keep in … Continue reading

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My Favorite TV of 2019

Penguin Café Orchestra: The Ecstasy Of Dancing Fleas [purchase] Miles Davis: Bags’ Groove [purchase] Starting in January of last year, I began doing my real job mostly from a real office and not from home, which, I assumed, would mean … Continue reading

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End Of Third Quarter Review

U2: October [purchase] I’m a little disappointed at the small number of views on my last Nostalgia post–I spent a fair amount of time on it and thought it was kind of interesting.  But then, again, when you don’t blog … Continue reading

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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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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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