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,...

Shane’s Excellent New Words: NIMBY versus YIMBY, though not to neglect BANANA

Now I'm hiding in Honduras I'm a desperate man Send lawyers, guns and money The shit has hit the fan -- Warren Zevon "Shane's Excellent New Words" was a...

ON THE AVENUES: Welcome to “Pagan Life,” a weekly column devoted to heathens, infidels,...

ON THE AVENUES is the name of my longtime column at the former NA Confidential. It makes the passage to Exile on Spring Street....

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 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: 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...

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...

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....

Welcome to Nawbany, Episode 1: Let’s all fight for something, anything, whatever

The New Albany City Council's current president is at-large councilman Jason Applegate, who on March 7 asked that "everyone keep the people of Ukraine...

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...

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40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest AB’s aggression against Budvar. Around the same time in 1994 that...

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 49: Bluegrass Brewing Co. — an ideal brewpub? Also, the Lite-Free Zone. Beer was simpler in 1989, when...

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 49: Bluegrass Brewing Co. — an ideal...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 48: F.O.S.S.I.L.S. newsletter antics, Typo’s Brewpub, and True Beer Freedom. Author's note: No images this time, just...