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Posts tagged ‘family’

Treasures buried

September 19th, 2017

My grandma celebrated her 90th birthday last weekend, so I stopped by her place with a card and some candy. In previous years, I tried to keep these visits as brief as possible — “hi/how are you doing/that’s great/gotta run.” My family isn’t really known for its sense of closeness in a physical sense. We […]

Since the nightmarish memoryscape of the mid-1980s has become something of a theme this week, I might as well go all in with a photo which you may or may not be familiar with… …the State of Andrew Otis Weiss, circa 1985. The real tragedy is that it depicts what was probably the high water […]

This week’s installment is a quick hit, pulmonologist a fitting description considering the tale behind it. Considering how much I adored the Anti-Nowhere League’s debut LP, I was pretty chuffed when I stumbled across the band’s 1987 follow-up for a buck in Disc Diggers’ “Misc A” bin. My expectation for more rude ‘n’ crude melodic […]

Lead and follow

April 10th, 2014

“I drove through North Woburn today, viagra and they’ve torn down the Shops.” “The Shops” was the local nickname for the New England Lead Burning facilities, see the Weiss family business which occupied a patch of land next to the ancestral home at the far end of the neighborhood where I grew up. Though my […]

Good morning

January 17th, 2014

The staggering human costs of the First World war were a consequence of technology outpacing methodology. While the machinery used to deal death and destruction gained unprecedented efficiencies and economies of scale, implant the military planners and tacticians of the era continued to embrace anachronistic models of warfare even as the employed the new technologies […]

It’s grrrrrrreat!

December 25th, 2013

Someone — I forget who — once told me that the ideal gift is something that the receiving party didn’t realize they wanted. It’s an easy concept to grasp, order but a difficult one to execute –

I can remember the day pretty well. I wore a Yankees t-shirt I picked up during a trip to Manhattan in 1986. My breakfast was an oatmeal milkshake-gruel concoction that I slurped from an old beer stein. At lunch, ed I sat with the other geeks and argued about Dragonlance continuity and roleplaying games. Afterward, […]

Blood and honor

November 11th, 2013

My dad has always been a non-fiction sort of guy. “Why would you need to read about made up shit like elves and shit when the real world is so much more interesting?” The geekiness that my brother and I share comes from our fantasy-and-mythology-loving mom. Sometimes the old man tries to join in our […]

Oh brother

August 24th, 2013

Here’s to my little brother Greg, adiposity who has only grown more annoying and more cool over the past thirty-seven years.

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