Coffey vs. Dickey in the 2nd? Slice me off a piece of THAT

Told you so. The Green Mouse reports that Dan Coffey—for decades a Democrat, then an independent, and now a Republican (somewhere a Falangist has lost...
40 Years in Beer, Part Eighteen: In Ostrava, the beer of the people at the factory gates

40 Years in Beer, Part Eighteen: In Ostrava, the beer of the people at...

Nová huť Klementa Gottwalda, Ostrava, 1950s. Photo credit. Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Seventeen: Uncle V’s beery introduction to Bohemia (June 1989). In 1989 the...
40 Years in Beer, Part Seventeen: Uncle V’s beery introduction to Bohemia (June 1989)

40 Years in Beer, Part Seventeen: Uncle V’s beery introduction to Bohemia (June 1989)

  West Berlin, 1989. Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Sixteen: In 1988, I had a slightly better year than Michael Dukakis. In May 1989 I gave...

Ed Clere is running for mayor of New Albany, and I support him

Here’s a news item from yesterday. I’m famously inclined to wordiness, and never much bothered when readers comment about a disturbing need to consult their...

Roger’s year in music, 2022

It never hurts to repeat fundamental truths. Music does something to me, and I’ve never been able to explain exactly why. It just happens. Sometimes...
40 Years in Beer, Part Sixteen: In 1988, I had a slightly better year than Michael Dukakis

40 Years in Beer, Part Sixteen: In 1988, I had a slightly better year...

In 1988, Barrie Ottersbach and I often coincided. Previously: 40 Years in Beer, Part Fifteen: A clash of titans (with Elephant Beer) in Copenhagen, 1987. Returning...
Five Way Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili, because that’s the way I Iike it

Five Way Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili, because that’s the way I Iike it

It should look something like this (borrowed image). This recipe is from my mother’s file, via her next-door-neighbors (the Mulloys), and revised extensively. Kidney beans...

My year in books, 2022

Just before I was born in 1960, my parents purchased a complete set of hardbound Compton’s Encyclopedia and subscribed to the annual yearbook supplements....
A reminder: “Welcome to the last will and testament of NA Confidential”

A reminder: “Welcome to the last will and testament of NA Confidential”

15 December 2022 Preface: I’ve been asked if I would consider getting back into the game, resuming my role as dissident, once again speaking...
40 Years in Beer, Part Fifteen: A clash of titans (with Elephant Beer) in Copenhagen, 1987

40 Years in Beer, Part Fifteen: A clash of titans (with Elephant Beer) in...

Allan, Roger, Kim W. and Barrie at the K & H Cafe, Lanesville, in December of 1987. Back home again in Indiana, the year 1987...