Category Archives: not sure what to say

Yet Another Texas Cheerleader Story

The cheerleaders at Wharton High School weren’t allowed to root, root, root for the football team in their game against Bellville. They were sidelined—punished—for violating the student code of conduct. Their offense? Not hazing, or making a hit list, both … Continue reading

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Words Have Consequences

Sad and shocking news of the absolutely horrible shooting in Tucson. We’ve actually got the TV tuned to Fox News, not a station I watch often, but the first one we’ve managed to tune in upon hearing this news. The … Continue reading

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This Is What Jim Crow Looked Like

Had a quick cocktail last night with a delightful lady full of joy and true mind-bending talent. Chatting before her show, we were talking about the good and the bad of how bands are treated at gigs. She described a … Continue reading

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A Strange Fruit Apology. Sort of. Maybe Try Again?

Several months back, I blogged about the Australian aerial performance troupe called Strange Fruit. More accurately, I blogged about the singular meaning of the phrase in American culture. Not long after, OffBeat, the magazine of Louisiana music and culture, captioned … Continue reading

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Our New Pets

We’d been noticing that The Fluffy Menace seemed unusually focused on the laundry shed . . .

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