The Weekly Wad lives on in the minds of malcontents everywhere

I've expended quite a few words to explain why I try to keep high school memories at arm’s length. At the same time, formative...

Make your own fun, but I will not carry a gun

I will not carry a gun, Frank. When I got thrown into this war I had a clear understanding with the Pentagon: no guns....

Diary: For 11 years, NABC’s Fringe Fest added conceptual depth to Harvest Homecoming

Charles Dickens anticipated the record of my working career as it pertains to the late NABC Bank Street Brewhouse (415 Bank Street in New...

Diary for 15 July 2021: Once there was a bridge

Roger, describe your relationship with City Hall in one photo or less. pic.twitter.com/7OZNAjBVAw — Roger A. Baylor (@newalbanian) March 11, 2021 Twitter games amuse me at...

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:...

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...

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...

Diary for 9 July 2021: Origin Park is the green space equivalent of Jeff...

Diary for 9 July 2021 Earlier in the week I mentioned to a few friends that a new ON THE AVENUES column was forthcoming. However,...

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...

Diary: Even I have to admit the parade manages to slow traffic

The Harvest Homecoming parade returns today after a year's COVID layoff. Those of you who know me well understand the depth of my love-hate...

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Beers with a Stoic: Your luxury beer “list” reeks, so stop pretending it doesn’t

Consider the following a composite. One thing I've always tried to do is advocate for my segment. It means nothing negative to me if an everyday...

Beers with a Stoic: Going away, coming back, and more about what defines a...

Mr. Big: Do you want the good news or the bad news? Me: I haven’t seen the sun for two weeks, so how about the...

Roger Baylor’s Career in Beer — The Résumé / CV 

ROGER A. BAYLOR 1117 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN mayorbaylor@gmail.com (502) 468-9710 Any licensed establishment can list its beers, but not every establishment organizes its beer offerings...