As the mademoiselle from Armentieres reminds us, it’s Armistice Day

https://youtu.be/fhuS14yFk08?si=0QpOyFQbZAi82qwB "Forgotten fields in Flanders" was written in 2009 for publication in the New Albany Tribune prior to its merger with The Evening News. I've...

Vote Ed Clere for Mayor of New Albany

Ed Clere's website As I’ve explained at intervals in the past, my political orientation is not represented by the two party system in America. My...

New Albany still needs an autonomous independent business alliance

The following text was published at NA Confidential on 5 March 2019. The pandemic came to New Albany a year later, followed by endless Sherman...

Take this cult (of personality) and shove it

This column orignially appeared at NA Confidential on May 14, 2015, and was revised on February 22, 2019. It has been lightly edited to...

5 years ago: “City Hall’s attacks on county government stand an excellent chance of...

From NA Confidential on June 22, 2018. In retrospect, one part of this equation that I didn't anticipate was Jeff Gahan's eagerness to kneecap...

No, Jason, a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) can’t enhance walkability when there isn’t...

In fairness, and in most significant respects, living in New Albany is not the same as living in the Soviet Union of old. However,...

Ed Clere is running for mayor of New Albany, and I support him

Here's a news item from yesterday. I'm famously inclined to wordiness, and never much bothered when readers comment about a disturbing need to consult their...

A reminder: “Welcome to the last will and testament of NA Confidential”

15 December 2022 Preface: I've been asked if I would consider getting back into the game, resuming my role as dissident, once again speaking...

Remembering Max Allen, bartender extraordinaire, gone too long but never forgotten

Remembering Max Allen, bartender  extraordinaire.  We're drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode So make it one for my baby And one more for...

It’s hard to converse when your party’s official policy is censorship

 As a prelude to all these preludes, from 2014 straight through to the present day, recently I was approached separately by two local Democratic...

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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...

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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...