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RIP Tom Wolfe RIP Tom Wolfe

I had some issues with Wolfe politically, but damn, the man could tell a story. The Right Stuff is one of my favorite books. Wolfe passed away yesterday at the age of 88.

Run For The Roses Run For The Roses

It’s Derby Day. In my neck of the woods that’s bigger than the 4th of July. Mr P had to go out of town unexpectedly, so this year I’ll be watching at home by myself. I’ll get a Hot Brown to go, maybe a piece of Derby Pie and sip on some Makers Mark. What, if anything, will you do to enjoy The Most Exciting Two Minutes…

New Neighbors New Neighbors

I have new next door neighbors, they moved in today. What’s the current etiquette on meeting new neighbors? Is taking them baked goods still a thing? How long do you wait to knock on their door? We like being friendly with the neighbors but not too friendly. How have you struck the right note when new people moved in?…

My Very Upsetting Morning

Trigger Warning - Abuse 

60 Minutes 60 Minutes

Is everyone as excited as I am for 60 Minutes? I’ve been singing this all morning!

Buffalo Creek Flood Buffalo Creek Flood

Today is the 46 anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Flood in Logan WV. A coal slurry impoundment dam failed sending 132,00,000 gallons of black waste water into the 16 coal towns along Buffalo Creek. 125 people were killed, over a thousand injured, and 4,ooo left homeless. The Pittston Coal Company called it an Act of…

Baskets, My Mother and Louie Anderson Baskets, My Mother and Louie Anderson

I’ve posted on here before about my father. But not much about my mother. We had a complicated relationship. She was a bitter, unhappy woman. She loved me, but I don’t think she felt fulfilled being a mother. She grew up in a time and place where that’s what was expected of her, but she wanted, needed, more. She was…

RIP Mark E Smith RIP Mark E Smith

I just learned today that Mark E Smith of the post punk band The Fall passed away on Wednesday at 6o years old. The Fall was one of my favorite bands in the 80's. Smith was an alcoholic. Notoriously difficult to work with, he fired band member Marc Riley on his wedding day. Confrontational, even violent, he was…

I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship With ...

The people who live behind me. Their kid annoys me, his balls and nerf toys end up in my yard too often. And I’ve had to ask him to stop climbing on our fence three times. Their yard is a mess and I talk shit to my friends at the dog park about how they treat their pupper.  I’m not saying if I have or haven’t talked…

A Little Sunday Silliness

If your life was an animated series who would voice your pets? My corgi is an old girl. She’s been through some stuff but she’s still got some bite to her. A little world weary maybe, but strong and loving. For her -Melissa Leo. The hound pup is my southern girl. She’s cute, sweet, sassy, willful, spoiled and…

It's a Holiday Miracle! It's a Holiday Miracle!

Every year Mr P and I argue over whether or not all our luggage, gifts, cookies, and assorted other sundries will fit in the car. I always tell him it will not, to please use the expensive cargo carrier he insisted on buying to go on the expensive luggage rack he had to have. Every year he disagrees and attempts to…

Not So Fantastic Beast Not So Fantastic Beast

I’m disappointed in JK Rowling’s defense of Depp being cast in Fantastic Beasts. I wish I was surprised, but after her handling of the criticism surrounding her decision to appropriate the Navajo skinwalker legend for Pottermore, I’m not. She’s quick to call out those she disagrees with but equally fast at blocking…

Godless, My Father, and Merritt Wever Godless, My Father, and Merritt Wever

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People Need to Stop Telling Me That We’ll Get Through This!

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