OTA Archive from June, 2020: “There, there. People are dying, so you may have...

In New Albany, Harvest Homecoming is once again under way after a year's layoff owing to COVID safety protocols. This column originally appeared at...

The Mysterious Case of the Departing Policemen

There was an opinion piece in the Jeffersonville News and Tribune. OUR VIEW: New Albany Police Department, city must be transparent about resignations Over the span...

Sunday Summary for 26 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...

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...

NAHA evicted my friend from his longtime home. What can be done to help...

Riverview Tower is a 16-story New Albany Housing Authority (NAHA) building dating to the early 1970s. Depopulation has been underway for a while, and...

Let’s just round off at $15 million for the Reisz Mahal, and call it...

There'll be an open house next week to "celebrate" one of the most wasteful expenditures in recent civic memory, New Albany's shiny new city...

Fire in the hole: Labor Day in America should be May 1, anyway

Just a wee bit of clarity, then some music, and finally a benediction. The content herewith is derived from past posts at the NA...

Secular humanism would be a good antidote to religion — right, News and Tribune?

Apart from Friday afternoons each week when the News and Tribune treats us yet again to not one but two evangelical Christian guest columnists,...

Texas is the new Taliban, which of course is so very Christian theocratic America,...

I support safe, legal abortion access. Women should retain control over their own bodies and be trusted to make the right choice for themselves. Allow...

Sunday Summary for 29 August 2021, or, links to what I’ve been writing lately

Yes, I know, these updates haven’t been weekly, but every other week seems to serve the purpose well enough. The aim is unchanged: a Sunday...

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Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...