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....

Out and about, in America, in Europe — and in my cups

This one was written in 2009 and revised in 2014. It hasn't appeared anywhere since, which makes it ripe for a rerun. The biggest...

Diary for 24 July 2021: Oversight of government entities? By the News and Tribune?

Let's begin by defining our terms for those just tuning in. The News and Tribune (N&T) is a six-day (Monday through Saturday) daily newspaper serving...

“Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time,” followed with a rant...

Howard Zinn, Mark Twain, Edwin Moses and me, but first, Frederick Douglass. Dave Zirin, one of a select group of sportswriters who really matter,...

Diary for 19 September 2021: Your shrinking attention spans annoy me

If there is any one common denominator to help explain the ever bottoming nadir of daily life in the industrialized (and desperately sick) world,...

The house painting job

My dentist practices in a rural community a good forty-minute drive from where I live near Louisville. The route passes through the town where...

Diary for 7 September 2021: Time to learn

I was awake early this morning, and started listening to WUOL 90.5, Louisville's classical station. It took me back to the early 1980s, the period...

Welcome to Roger’s web site, an “Exile on Spring Street”

"Exile is a dream of a glorious return. Exile is a vision of revolution: Elba, not St Helena. It is an endless paradox: looking...

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...

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Diary for 19 September 2021: Your shrinking attention spans annoy me

If there is any one common denominator to help explain the ever bottoming nadir of daily life in the industrialized (and desperately sick) world,...

That’s much better. Cultural appropriation wasn’t ever necessary just to walk for tacos

Earlier today there was a "taco walk" in downtown New Albany. It seemed to go fairly well. I even helped a bit at the...

Sunday Summary for 12 September 2021, or, links to what I’ve been writing lately

I seem to have settled on biweekly writing updates, which serve the purpose well enough. The aim is unchanged: an every-other-Sunday compendium of links here...