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Young Elvis Presley singing into a mic
04 September 2019

Nineteen years ago, I graduated from the Ohio State University. As a somewhat lackluster student, I wasn’t able to pull things together to graduate on time...

Young white man with satiny suit jacket and no shirt with shaggy brown hair singing intoa ic
06 August 2019

Because I write a music column, people get the idea I am paying attention to modern music. I periodically get asked what new bands I’m listening to, and I...

Neon sign with a parrot, palm trees, and the words in script Jimmy Buffet and the word in large capitals Margaritaville
10 July 2019

Against my better judgment, in a couple of weeks I’ll be taking a trip up to Put-In-Bay with the family of one of my daughter’s friends. I say better...

Words Community Festival and Local Action Global Impact in circles around a world and some trees
09 June 2019

My earliest memory of Comfest was probably the Summer of 2000. I was in the process of wrapping up a degree at Ohio State and living at a place on Tompkins...

Album cover with werewolf and orange and yellow background
02 May 2019

Weddings, over the years, have been something of a pain in the ass. From time to time I’ve done everything from a Catholic Church to a cornfield, and it’s...

Three white men dressed in blue jeans and black T-shirts with withe baseball caps and little white tabs around them like they are cut-out paper dolls standing outside on the grass under a big black sign that says Hellroys is Real
03 April 2019

Everyone who read the adventures of Peter Pan knows the directions to Neverland – first star on the left and straight on ‘til morning. But after a heavy...

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