“This just in!” (2/2)

I was doing some house painting for an elderly couple, a retired doctor and his wife, in our neighborhood last year. The doctor has taken up the violin and painting in his retirement. It appears as though his wife is never going to get the chance to retire. She’s never worked outside the home, but … Continue reading “This just in!” (2/2)

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“This just in – Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”  –Chevy Chase, SNL (1/2)

I’m not much of a dumpster diver, but I recently spotted a cardboard box full of magazines next to a green wheelie bin in our neighborhood and I couldn’t help myself. I dragged it home, cracked open a beer, and sat down on the living room floor to inspect my haul. The box contained thirty … Continue reading “This just in – Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”  –Chevy Chase, SNL (1/2)

So many books, so little time… (Part 7)

Rambles in Eirinn by William Bulfin: Many thanks to Anto of Loserdom zine for sending me this book. (For the latest issue of Loserdom send $5 to Anto, 3 Crestfield, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.)  Originally published in 1902 as a series of newspaper articles, Rambles is the author’s account of travelling around Ireland by bicycle. … Continue reading So many books, so little time… (Part 7)