Sunday, November 13, 2016


After getting Joey to his job, I slipped downtown to catch the last few bands at the festival. It was pretty chilly, but the music was hot. And luckily one guy was selling big cups of hot chocolate for $3. I was surprised that quite a few people were not dressed warmly. Pretty good crowd, diverse, well behaved. Several coworkers were manning the beer stands, and sampling a bit, and a few others in attendance. BOULEVARDS, a funky rapper with another guy on the sound system, from North Carolina, was pretty good, but I liked the beats more than the lyrics. MOUNT MORIAH, a kind of country/alternative rock mix, was very good. The headliners were MOUNTAIN GOATS, who were decent but not really my thing. Still, I had a nice time. Capped off when my friend Kevin informed me unranked Pitt had beaten #2 Clemson at home.

Friday, November 11, 2016


Joey marked his fourth, and final, march with his A. C. Flora battalion in Columbia's Annual Veteran's Day Parade. As a senior member, he was near the front. So proud. He looks so great in his uniform.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Chimo and I were treated to great seats at today's Gamecock game against Mizzou. We came away with a victory in a spirited tilt. The tickets were courtesy of our friend Nate. We also took along our neighbor and Chimo's friend Avi to his first college game. We had a really good time. Herewith a few pics, of the band marching via the Garnet Way and two of us in the stands.

Friday, November 4, 2016


My son runs like a deer;
Not the skittering evasiveness
Of a doe in danger;
Nor frantic frightened flight.
He runs like an alpha,
Prancing in perfect posture pride;
Like the ballet dancer he once was.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Went to the Mother's Finest concert, and it was packed. Most people I can remember at a Rhythm on the Rooftop event. We were stuck way in the back, near a stinky food caterer and a crowd of cackling concertgoers. I mean, they just wouldn't shut up, trying to outdo the music in their volume. Plus the sound system was not up to the task. We got up and left, but Chimo spied an area with some room closer to the stage and it was much better. In the end I had a really nice time.


A couple shots of Joey I stole off the internet.