I’m a little late to this train, but this week I read a great book by Michael Pollan, called “Omnivore’s Dilemma”, in which the author breaks down the American food system, following our dinner from the farm — or factory — to the table. A couple of health-crazed friends of mine had suggested it, said […]
Phenomenal record here, called “Give You the Ghost.” I’m a bit of a hermit these days when it comes to new music. Hat tip to friends who put me on to this killer record.
The story of Mike Powell, a high school wrestling coach near Chicago, is proof of what a coach can mean to the athletes he/she mentors. Dealt a fairly shitty hand, Powell – fighting a debilitating illness – continues to teach his kids about what it really means to be a man. Sports Illustrated ran a […]
My good buddy, Matt Alpaugh, has a very rad site up at http://www.indiefieldguide.com. Recently, he’s been posting similarly rad videos of his and his new wife’s excursions. One of his most recent videos features a mumble-y song of mine, called “Dirty Dozen Dimes”, a leftover track from the Zeus Soundtrack project. Have a look (and […]
Well, it’s another year gone. Another list of January goals reduced to a heaping pile of ha-has, mixed in with some victories big and small and, in retrospect, 12 solid, satisfying months. Yes, as Old Blue Eyes once sang so sweetly, it was a very good year. The end of December is when I skim […]
Time to punch the clock on the week and head home for Christmas. Bona’s game tonight. See you at the bar afterward.
Reporting live from the Buffalo Morose site: My partner in crime, Jeremy Hurls, has undertaken an ambitious and bitchin’ video project for December. Dubbed “ViDeocember”, he’s shooting a short film each weekday throughout December and posting it on the site. Have a look. The Christmas Tree one is just precious.
Such a short post would normally be best suited for Facebook or Twitface, but this movie was so damn good, I thought it deserving of its own post. Happy December. Be happy.
For weeks now, I’ve been haphazardly following the Occupy Wall Street events across the nation, not really sure how I felt about the cause. My initial feelings toward the Occupiers were of criticism for what I assumed to be the usual gutterpunks and djembe pounders, waving their fists at The Man, demanding generalities. Some would […]
Hello, friends. It’s been a wild month between covering a variety of meetings for the paper, writing and performing a song at my cousin’s wedding (both an honor and one of the most nerve-wracking performances of my life), visiting folks in the Thousand Islands and watching horrible football courtesy of the Miami Dolphins. With the […]