Stop Calling Me Surly

Bitches & bouquets

Before some random news items fade into forgetfulness, it’s time to praise the good and embarrass the guilty.

Fables of the Deconstruction

The sounds of silence

A little while back, I was telling you about a friend of mine who used to write novels, and I said something about the last time we spoke, and I think I made a reference to his last book, and I did

Summary of My Discontent

Larue: Hero or traitor?

It’s fascinating to watch people try to make heads or tails out of Zach Larue. Larue was a Kentucky miner, sharp as a scythe and independent as a coyote.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Disemboweling ‘The McConstipator’

Give me 15 more months and I might die a happy political junkie. Of course it’s too early to authoritatively call the U.S. Senate race that everybody‘s talking about.

Summary of My Discontent

Crowdsourcing vision

When I heard about Mayor Greg Fischer’s “Vision Louisville” project, I was a little skeptical.

Fables of the Deconstruction

It’s only life

George Carlin had a bit in his 10th HBO special (“40 Years in Comedy,” 1997) where he recounted his experiences as a pet owner.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Trayvon Martin is dead; the GOP isn’t

Let me say at the outset that this column only tangentially relates to Trayvon Martin. So much has been written about his case that there’s little left to say.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Visions of a celebrity city

“To be famous, you really have to know who you are, because you’re getting this barrage of mislabeling and stuff coming at you,” singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell recently told inte

Summary of My Discontent

Summer safety tips

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to review some safety tips that can help you have a healthy and carefree summer.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Write your own obit

I was already agonized, de-cluttering my living space, when I learned that friends were mourning the unofficial death of Burrell Farnsley.