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...

Diary for 21 July 2021: The artist’s name comes first

Can you name the Pope who commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel? Didn't think so. I had to look it up: Julius II. While I'm...

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 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,...

“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,...

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...

Diary for 1 June 2021: Constructive criticism is seldom tolerated at the grassroots

If there is any one surefire takeaway that springs to mind from my lengthy period of civic engagement — the grassroots era, those "localism"...

The wild, wild Right Bank of the Ohio

Not so long ago, one of the downtown bars within extended staggering distance of our place of residence posted a social media notice in...

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...

On Memorial Day, I’d prefer DRINKING beer

A few year ago at a bar I frequented, one of the younger 30-something employees was pushing hard for a Memorial Day promotion to...

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