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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Fried oysters, and a wandering mind

Fried oysters, French fries, and hushpuppies. The hushpuppies are barely visible, underneath the oysters. If you can’t find any good escape fiction, then how about some escape food instead? Fried oysters should do the trick. I had to make a miserable trip out yesterday afternoon in 95-degree heat. I could have just gone to a […]

Please, somebody … just get us out of here

Jason Momoa in Apple’s “See” The diagnosis, I feel sure, is chiefly Game of Thrones withdrawal. Whether you loved it or were disappointed, Game of Thrones ended, leaving us exposed and defenseless in the here and now. Europe has been in an oven. The American heartland keeps flooding. Many farmers have been ruined. The water […]

The history you know without knowing you know it

The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. J.P. Mallory and D.Q. Adams. Oxford University Press, 2006. 732 pages. I have a standard riddle that I thought of years ago. I don’t think anyone has ever gotten the answer: Name something that you use every day and that you couldn’t get by without. It […]