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International House of Music

I have so much to do so of course I’m going to blog. The fact that I don’t know what I’m going to write about won’t stop me. I won’t bury the lede, I’m getting my COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow. I became eligible on February 15. I read that I could make appointments starting on the […]

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The Folk Alliance is Cooler than the Western Alliance

Welcome to the first ever Folk Unlocked the Folk Alliance International (FAI) conference, edition of Wise Madness. I’ve been going to the NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) conference since 2011, it’s an essential part of my year. That’s always held within a few miles from New York. FAI is always in outlandish places like Memphis, […]

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Tycho and Sympathy

I need to go shopping and it’s far easier on Sundays, as the bus stops closer to my house, but I’m starting to suspect that there is no shopping trip in today’s future. I’m far too comfy. We’ll see how I feel after The Kennedys weekly live stream. Rediscovering my soled slipper socks has made […]

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Gordon’s Big Ego

I’m starving but I love My Gentle Readers so much that I’m going to write first. I didn’t write yesterday; I always feel bad when that happens. I’ll blame my therapist as she had to cancel our session for health reasons. She almost gave me a session anyway when she called to cancel. I had […]

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Perseverance and Ingenuity

I’m doing something foolish. I’m writing this while watching NASA TV; the Perseverance rover is landing on Mars. There’s nothing to see but simulations but I’m still enthralled. Sputnik was launched two and a half months after I was born. I’m the same age as the Space Age. Spaceflight is in my cohort. The parachute […]

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There Is Too Such a Thing As a Free Dinner

I have been working on my procrastination skills all day today but have reached the point of diminishing returns. It’s time to work on other skills, like blogging. There is nothing like waking up at 5:20 in the morning with bathroom issues and then wanted to say up until six to post the WFUV Question […]

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Waiting List

Yay, I overcame lethargy and I’m writing for the first time in days. That was tough. Yesterday I went on a shopping adventure to Aldi. This directly led to an idiot story. I prefer going to Aldi on Sundays because that is the only day that the BX1 runs local; to bus stops a block […]

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This Bird Has Flown

I’ve managed to start writing at 11 AM even though I had breakfast first. This is a new development. I made the one-pan egg, ham, and cheese sandwich. I haven’t made that for a while. That’s because I haven’t had the good bread in the house. I still don’t, but what I have is at […]

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Blips on a Screen

I started writing an hour and a half ago. I said I was going “old school and blogging before breakfast and coffee.”  As soon as I wrote that I craved breakfast and coffee. Food and coffee win most arguments with me. I had sausageeggandcheese on naan and donuts for dessert. When I have it on […]

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Don’t Cry Over Spilt Eggs

The path I followed was the human discomfort with chaos, and our preference for unfounded explanations over no explanations.