What a week. It started Monday by spending the evening with a musical legend. We went to a benefit for Max and Trudy Heller, at which Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary, performed. The word “concert” could only loosely be applied here. The music was moving only because of its history and in the … Continue reading Peter Yarrow
After running the river Saturday, I decided to check out the American Whitewater site. They have made a major overhaul of the website, with an expanded river guide with photos and video clips. It’s now an excellent resource.
I can’t believe it! Someone has created a tribute pageto Larry Thor, who recorded the children’s album “Galloping on my Dinosaur.” The album has wonderfully twisted songs, and my siblings have been fighting over who actually owns the one LP of it in our family. I’ve tried to convert it to CD, but my copy … Continue reading Galloping on My Dinosaur
Two posts in one day. Oh boy. Bob and I got to our meeting spot at the take out on the Tyger River, only to find “No Tresspassing” signs everywhere. I can understand trying to keep the random idiots off your land who want to trash the place, but I wish they could differentiate between … Continue reading Enoree River Paddle
We celebrated Cinco de Mayo yesterday at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Monterrey. We ordered our usual two small margaritas, and they brought us out an extra one in celebration. Not being much of a drinker, I battled a tequila-induced headache the rest of the evening. With my throbbing head buried under a pillow, I started … Continue reading Happy “Multi-Cultural Excuse for a Party” Day!
It’s hard to believe May is already here. This academic year has flown by. Along with May comes spring/summer outdoor activities. Greenville now has competing farmer’s markets – one downtown and one at the “official” farmer’s market on Rutherford Road. The “official” one seemed to have much more to offer. The one downtown had a … Continue reading Now Is the Month of Maying
Last Saturday I opened the newspaper, and to my astonishment, there was a letter to the editor from one Thomas E. Taylor in Piedmont, lamblasting Jesse Jackson. While I concur with a good portion of his letter, I fear to think how many of my colleagues thought that was me! I actually got a hand-written … Continue reading “It must be a Thursday. I never could get the hang
Mark Fiore – I like this guy’s work with Flash. Apparently, he also contributes to the Mother Jones online magazine. Speaking of websites, I was at Fark when I noticed a banner about a Matrix protest entitled “Matrix: Rejected.” I have always had problems with the gaping plot holes in the Matrix, as well as … Continue reading Another cool site…
Easter has come and gone, with proclamations of “Christ Has Risen”, despite worldy evidence to the contrary. They say the war is winding down. We’ll see. Actually, there were two Easters. I celebrated Orthodox Easter with the performance of Bach’s St. John Passion with the Greenville Chorale Saturday night. It’s a piece enjoyed more by … Continue reading Easter 2003
…and taketh away. Being a couple of DINKS with no reasonable deductions, we had to fork out ‘way too much to help finance George Jr.’s experiment in empire building. (So much for the political career.) So, as I fume about giving the feds so much, we just finalized plans for the new deck and hot … Continue reading “The Tax Man Cometh”