As I draw on to the end of my fifth decade, I’m feeling reflective. Indulge me in a little reminiscence, and by all means come to my birthday party. What follows is part four in a series; read about my first, second, and third decades on Mid-City Messenger.
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My fourth decade kicked off with a knock-down, drag-out, protracted dispute between my father and me. We worked through many longstanding resentments and misunderstandings in counseling sessions that went on f
On the 17th day of 2017, join me to celebrate my half-century mark.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6-UNTIL at Banks St Bar 4401 Banks St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Details subject to change. Check Facebook for updates.
And so the season of madness begins again.
If you want to understand America, study Christmas. If you want to understand New Orleans, study Mardi Gras. Twelfth Night is the intersection of both of these. And tonight is Twelfth Night — if you know how to count like a New Orleanian.
Everybody’s heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas, but few people in 21st-century America know that these are the twelve days after Christmas, ending with Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas or
Today marks ten years since Helen Hill died. I knew her, I loved her, I felt her loss badly — and I still do.
(Since people always ask, I feel obligated to note that no one has ever been charged in her murder.)
Recently I got some good news from Dr. Paul G.: In collaboration with Colorlab of Maryland (and with assistance from Trixy and Randall, Lecie, Becky Lewis, and Courtney Egan) a bunch of Helen’s films have been transferred to a digital format and are now available for on
I’m flattered and flabbergasted to see that Godless Paganism has been named as “Book of the Year” by the ever-insightful Megan Manson.
I’m proud to have two essays in this collection, which was edited by John Halstead and features a ton of writing by many folks more talented and expressive than I could ever hope to be.
Ms. Manson calls the book “an essential contribution” and here are a couple more choice passages from her review.
Quite simply, they are Pagans who take
Everyone says it was a terrible year, and maybe it was, but here’s some proof it wasn’t all bad. Gratitude to the artists who put so much heart and soul into this beautiful music.
2016 from editor_b on 8tracks Radio.
It’s almost that time of year again, so I thought I’d share this original song for the winter solstice. It may not be a genius composition, but it’s fun to sing around the bonfire with family and friend. Try it! And by all means make up your own lyrics. You can certainly do better than us.
Below you’ll find an audio snippet from our 2015 rendition, to give you an idea of the melody, as well as a copy of the lyrics suitable for printing.
The Bottom of the Year (A Winter Song) b
I posted this update on our Kickstarter campaign for all our backers, figured I should share it here as well for the record —
We had a bit of a last-minute rally, which put us over the halfway point, but it wasn’t enough. We did not meet our goal. Thus, the project is not funded, and none of you will be charged.
So — breathe a sigh of relief and treat a loved one to something special with that money!
While we’re disappointed, we’re not beaten yet. In fact, this i
Well, now we’ve gone and done it. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to digitize our “second season of stupidity.”
The harrowing thing about Kickstarter is it’s all or nothing. And the clock is ticking down to our deadline. Please learn more and consider backing this project today!