Archive for September, 2010

Last Saturday night we went to the Beachland Ballroom—actually the tavern of the Beachland, the smaller of the its two venues—to hear Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. It had been 40 years since I last saw Ramblin’ Jack perform live. Karen had never seen or heard him. Jack, age 79, is along with the likes of 91-year-old […]

In my next life, I might want to be a pig at the Wayne County Fair. Pigs are cute at the fair. They’re all cleaned up, sleeping peacefully on their beds of straw, and surrounded by their adoring fans—both the human and the electric kind. Last Monday, my friend Karen and I were checking out […]

Sung to the tune of Dixie Oh, I’m living in the land of midges, Clear skies now are long forgotten. Look away, look away, look away pesky bugs. In midges land near Lake Erie Cars and buildings are all covered. Look away, look away, look away infernal pests. I need a netted bubble. Hooray! Hooray! […]