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Diary: Endeavour Morse, Joseph Brodsky and coping with the darkness of the Open Air...

Back on October 27, 2019 at NA Confidential, I undertook to explain a reference I'd previously made to New Albany as the Open Air...

Diary: Jerry Sandusky is not allowed to rewrite his heinous narrative

I’ve been thinking about Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach and convicted serial child molester. Sandusky is in prison, and his earliest...

Diary: Nature teaches beasts to know their friends

Title credit courtesy of Shakespeare (Coriolanus). During The Edge’s and Bono’s recent Tiny Desk Concert at NPR, Bono introduced the U2 song "Stuck in a...

Diary: Brief reflections on professionalism, perception, arrogance and respect

“Professionalism” probably means different things to different people. The Internet yields this checklist, which I find reasonably accurate: “The eight core characteristics of professionalism are:...

Coffey vs. Dickey in the 2nd? Slice me off a piece of THAT

Told you so. The Green Mouse reports that Dan Coffey—for decades a Democrat, then an independent, and now a Republican (somewhere a Falangist has lost...

Justin Brown is my preferred candidate for Floyd Circuit Court Judge

“All politics is local.” So the legendary Boston ward heeler Tip O’Neill said, and in the main, he was right. However, in recent years those big,...

Diary: Maybe I’m just having a bad week, or month, or…

I can't recall a time in my life when "retirement" made sense. If you're doing what you love, as I mostly have, then why...

Welcome to Nawbany, Episode 2: Knee deep in the hoopla

Roger has removed himself from active involvement in the local resistance movement because the retaliation isn’t worth it. But sometimes the sheer vapid inanity...

ON THE AVENUES: When love and hate collide, or my father’s dalliance with the...

Originally published at NA Confidential on 21 August 2020. I thought about this essay earlier today, after reading a post by a friend at...

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Roger G. Baylor (1925 – 2001)

Roger George Baylor was born in 1925 and died on July 18, 2001, making him 35 years of age when I arrived in 1960....

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 46: Expansion culminating in espresso and the...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 45: The Silo and Oertels, as well as a pivotal newspaper article (1992). There were two trips by...

R.I.P. Ralph Griggs … it is belated, but no less heartfelt

Originally published at NA Confidential on October 8, 2015. And then you get sidetracked — and feel like crying. 30-odd years ago, when I was working...