This is now part of our permanent collection. Where to begin? First, the provenance, I guess. It was painted by a member of Deaf Connect of the Mid-South, a non-profit organization that serves the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf/blind population of Memphis. Members of this organization donated artwork to the recent production of The Miracle Worker […]
Here’s what I read in January. (Program note: I wrote this blog while simultaneously making a very involved casserole.) 1. Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain I wrote about this book at length in a previous post. You can read about it here. 2. Paradise Lost, (Books […]
Best wishes to all for the 2011-2012 Pittsburgh Steelers’ season. Above, my daughter readies herself for her first game.
I couldn’t find a good picture to represent February, so here’s a picture of me getting Willie Mays’s signature back in 1989. That’s Joe Pepitone sitting next to him. All right! Let’s get to the books! (Joe Pepitone, man. You gotta be careful when you are doing a google image search on that guy, let […]
Here’s what I’ve been reading. How’s about you? 1. Hard Times, by E.L. Doctorow My year started off the right way when I received a copy of E.L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times in the mail from my good friend James of the blog Ready When You Are, C.B. James and I were roommates for our […]
The blogger, ca. 1982 The Steelers are in the Superbowl again. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Morrissey/Marr) Good times, for a change. See, the luck I’ve had can make a good man turn bad. So please, please, please let me, let me, let me Let me get what I want this […]
It’s time to take a break from all this literature talk to focus on what is truly important–the Pittsburgh Steelers. We took this picture before kickoff of the AFC Divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers won the game 31-24, after three hours of the most stressful football imaginable. They compete in the […]
It’s football season again, which means that I spend a shameful amount of time and energy worrying about the Steelers. Each Steelers’ game is a monumental event in my household; every win is celebrated, every loss mourned. We really do take this stuff too seriously. And the only thing I like more than watching the […]