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...

ON THE AVENUES: Mourning in America

There are no hard and fast rules about mourning in America. In the beginning, we inherited primarily English customs, as embraced, modified and eventually...

Gahan’s beloved low head dam: “A very elegant trap for human beings”

The Green Mouse says that Mayor Jeff Gahan and his Reisz Mahal acolytes intend to file a lawsuit to delay or even terminate the...

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...

Our weekly editorial meme: “To the dimmer go the spoils”

Well, you KNOW the way they've always been. Vultures hunt by instinct, not college degrees.

Hill Street Blues, from a time when I cared about such matters

Thanks to my friend Bluegill, this Hill Street Blues video retrospective was an hour well spent, and mind you, I don't often have warm...

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,...

Diary for 21 November: A deeper understanding, or not

Dear reader, Gazing at the empty sheets of (cyber) paper, you might think to yourself that I've reverted to sloth, but it isn't true. As Diana...

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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...