Category: Amalgam

Notions and sundries with one or two of substance.

Woof Tickets Number 35

Dateline Chicago North Side (about a mile from the lake and two from the Mag Mile) Two days of too pretty. So soon, some petty particular of doom is certain to follow. You see, round these parts I’m known as a profession pessimist. A retired fatalist, maybe, but in this hood the neighbors recognize I’m ...

Evening’s Estimation

It’s baseball and Harold Bloom on Shakespeare…tonight. I’ve put Lippman’s Public Opinion and Annie Jacobsen on the Pentagon on pause. And I’m please to report the evening bourbon ration appears adequate. Tonight’s forecast; thunderstorms and inebriation. I’m going to liquor up having learned that life gets in the way of living. Like Bloom’s subtitle,’the invention ...

And This Is The Song That Was Playing.

  I was in my mid-twenties and driving a rented “pimp red” Ford LDT, with a faux continental kit. And it was dusk turning darker on a Friday in driving rain. I was wheeling down Pennsylvania toward the People’s rotunda when some dude bolted from sidewalk 1600 into the middle of the avenue toward Lafayette ...

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Smoking The Peace Pipe and reading this:  “At the beginning of the last century, during the oil boom, massive oil reserves were discovered on the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma. In a short period of time, the impoverished Indians became some of the wealthiest people in the country. And then they started getting murdered. Men ...

Day Two Of Year 26… now + 3

Of being together. If I’m finding it hard to believe, these days, I do have Snz and me. So on the day we late lunched. Like we often did, year one, a quarter of a century ago. The room empty. With service appropriately lazy. And we appetizer(ed) the afternoon, and ordered off the menu and ...

So Why The Sticky Post. Premium Theme Developers.

To explain the why of the double titles on many of the following post of course, and all semi-hand coded they are, I’ll have you know. And who the hell has time for that. But that fine premium theme layout suggested it might be best to two time the effort to best enhance the user ...