Concerted Efforts Part 1: The Fifth Best Audience In The World!

With the holidays reasonably in our rearview mirrors and the possibility of summer concert tours mistily ahead of us, I would like to take a moment to halfheartedly exaggerate what I remember about some of the concerts that I have had the good fortune to see in person.  Keep in mind that I am aging rapidly, …

The Toxicity of Toxic Fandoms that are Toxic!

I didn’t think that the day would end in controversy.  Certainly that wasn’t my goal, at least at that time.  It was a relatively chilly and cloudy day, par for the course of an admittedly blasé Wisconsin winter.  After a rigorous battle reorganizing the linen closet, matching pillowcases with sheets and folding more towels than …

The Greatest Pumpkin Story Ever Told

Belief is a peculiar thing.  Just the very act of having faith is an incredible achievement.  Sure, science can come along like an all-knowing bully with a big smug tape ball on its glasses and human logic can easily dictate like Mussolini, but sheer raw belief can overtake both of those, disregardless of their respective …

The Return of A Full Rich Blather!

Despite the overwhelming odds, vitriolic disparaging, crippling ennui, and mild rage, the Blather returns looking shinier and prettier than ever before…again! Yes, folks, here we are and here we go. Looks pretty snazzy, doesn’t it? I concur. Even this font bespeaks of the cream colored pages that you would find in a quirky, off beat …