Friday, April 18, 2014
 The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock: 

Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and the surviving founders, along with tributes to those who are gone. Sure, the Red Fox Inn is now an Italian restaurant in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and the stage was set up at the opposite side of the room from where it once stood. But some things never change, including the Scene’s banjo man. Ben Eldridge, whose basement housed the jams that led to the formation of the band, has held that job for 42 years.


 Come for the Bluegrass, stay for the rigatoni special.

The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock:

Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and the surviving founders, along with tributes to those who are gone. Sure, the Red Fox Inn is now an Italian restaurant in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and the stage was set up at the opposite side of the room from where it once stood. But some things never change, including the Scene’s banjo man. Ben Eldridge, whose basement housed the jams that led to the formation of the band, has held that job for 42 years.

Come for the Bluegrass, stay for the rigatoni special.

Monday, April 14, 2014
 Robert B. Simpson: A homecoming: 

According to Thomas Wolfe, you can’t go home again. But I wanted to try… … So, yes, you can go home again. But it won’t be waiting there unmarred. The passing years and the growth of new generations will have blurred margins and destroyed landmarks. I was rewarded, though, by the opportunity to polish my old memories again and commune with the dead.


 Next time, use a Ouija Board to commune with the dead. There are no travel expenses.

Robert B. Simpson: A homecoming:

According to Thomas Wolfe, you can’t go home again. But I wanted to try… … So, yes, you can go home again. But it won’t be waiting there unmarred. The passing years and the growth of new generations will have blurred margins and destroyed landmarks. I was rewarded, though, by the opportunity to polish my old memories again and commune with the dead.

Next time, use a Ouija Board to commune with the dead. There are no travel expenses.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 Musings of a Food Dude: 

After a buyout from Chesapeake and a short stint downtown, Abraham Essaili is proving Thomas Wolfe wrong: You can go home again. Abraham’s Western Cafe has reopened. Folks in Crowne Heights and Douglas Park regain a neighborhood diner that served the area for two decades… . the new Abraham’s is located just a couple doors up the road at 4716 N Western in a location that previously was a savings and loan. So, yes, there is a drive through, but no it is not in use. Abraham has not quite worked out an onion burger that would fit into a pneumatic tube.


 I didn’t know how much I wanted a tube burger… until now!

Musings of a Food Dude:

After a buyout from Chesapeake and a short stint downtown, Abraham Essaili is proving Thomas Wolfe wrong: You can go home again. Abraham’s Western Cafe has reopened. Folks in Crowne Heights and Douglas Park regain a neighborhood diner that served the area for two decades… . the new Abraham’s is located just a couple doors up the road at 4716 N Western in a location that previously was a savings and loan. So, yes, there is a drive through, but no it is not in use. Abraham has not quite worked out an onion burger that would fit into a pneumatic tube.

I didn’t know how much I wanted a tube burger… until now!

Friday, April 4, 2014
 A Perfect Union: 

… Alex is Batgirl on her first mission. She was accompanied by Cassandra Cain Wayne, Batgirl II and who currently serves as the Black Bat in Hong Kong, working for Bruce. And to Alex’s surprise, her first mission has led her to none other than everyone’s favorite wayward bird, Jason Todd! I’m not sure how well I’m portraying him in this chapter, so there may be a chance he’s OOC. Asdf: Thank you for your review and for pointing out that plot hole… … …
"SHUT UP! I have a new life now, and that part is over and done. Forever!" "Jason, please," I begged. "We don’t have to fight each other. You can go home again." Yes, Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you couldn’t.


 For fanfiction this riveting, you don’t want any character OOC.

A Perfect Union:

… Alex is Batgirl on her first mission. She was accompanied by Cassandra Cain Wayne, Batgirl II and who currently serves as the Black Bat in Hong Kong, working for Bruce. And to Alex’s surprise, her first mission has led her to none other than everyone’s favorite wayward bird, Jason Todd! I’m not sure how well I’m portraying him in this chapter, so there may be a chance he’s OOC. Asdf: Thank you for your review and for pointing out that plot hole… … …

"SHUT UP! I have a new life now, and that part is over and done. Forever!" "Jason, please," I begged. "We don’t have to fight each other. You can go home again." Yes, Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you couldn’t.

For fanfiction this riveting, you don’t want any character OOC.

Monday, March 31, 2014
 Dead White Guys, etc.: 

Homer’s ODYSSEY; Or, You Can’t Go Home Again Except For You Totally Can, So That’s Bullshit.
I for shizzle enjoyed this reading experience more than the Iliad. Where the Iliad is all WAR and OLD TESTAMENT LISTING OF THINGS and MEN BEING MANLY and NO LADIES (mostly), Odyssey is more WOMEN DOING THINGS THAT MOVE THE PLOT LOTS OF TIMES and NIFTY ADVENTURES and IN DEPTH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT and MONSTERS AND MAYHEM… … . . Five stars out of your mom.


 But MY MOM only has FOUR STARS in HER.

Dead White Guys, etc.:

Homer’s ODYSSEY; Or, You Can’t Go Home Again Except For You Totally Can, So That’s Bullshit.

I for shizzle enjoyed this reading experience more than the Iliad. Where the Iliad is all WAR and OLD TESTAMENT LISTING OF THINGS and MEN BEING MANLY and NO LADIES (mostly), Odyssey is more WOMEN DOING THINGS THAT MOVE THE PLOT LOTS OF TIMES and NIFTY ADVENTURES and IN DEPTH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT and MONSTERS AND MAYHEM… … . . Five stars out of your mom.

But MY MOM only has FOUR STARS in HER.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 Mack’s Mets: 

Maybe Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong
There is precedent for reunions. Rusty Staub had two stints with the Mets. So did Tom Seaver. Then there was Bobby Bonilla. There have been others, but none seemed to recapture whatever mojo people thought they had during their Mets sequel.


 If you ever want to list the top bat boys from the antiquated minor leagues, Thomas Wolfe’s work in 1915 should be noted.

Mack’s Mets:

Maybe Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong

There is precedent for reunions. Rusty Staub had two stints with the Mets. So did Tom Seaver. Then there was Bobby Bonilla. There have been others, but none seemed to recapture whatever mojo people thought they had during their Mets sequel.

If you ever want to list the top bat boys from the antiquated minor leagues, Thomas Wolfe’s work in 1915 should be noted.

Monday, March 17, 2014
 Who posted this question?: 

Thomas Wolfe is full of crap I go home all the time! What makes his saying right?


 Refuting posts on Yahoo Answers is like punching kittens: easy but wrong

Who posted this question?:

Thomas Wolfe is full of crap I go home all the time! What makes his saying right?

Refuting posts on Yahoo Answers is like punching kittens: easy but wrong

Friday, March 14, 2014
 The Starting Five: 

Whoever wrote “You can’t go home again” (Thomas Wolfe) never watched a baseball game. After all, every batter who scores starts and finishes there. Alfonso Soriano is also proving Wolfe’s maxim wrong. On Sunday the erstwhile New York Yankee had a walk-off single (and earlier in the game, a home run) to lead the Yanks to a 6-5 defeat of the Tampa Bay non-demonic Rays. Derek Jeter –The Captain — also hit a home run off the first pitch he saw after his latest return from the Disabled List.


 The Disabled List? How lame.

The Starting Five:

Whoever wrote “You can’t go home again” (Thomas Wolfe) never watched a baseball game. After all, every batter who scores starts and finishes there. Alfonso Soriano is also proving Wolfe’s maxim wrong. On Sunday the erstwhile New York Yankee had a walk-off single (and earlier in the game, a home run) to lead the Yanks to a 6-5 defeat of the Tampa Bay non-demonic Rays. Derek Jeter –The Captain — also hit a home run off the first pitch he saw after his latest return from the Disabled List.

The Disabled List? How lame.

Monday, March 10, 2014
 Taking a Second Look: 

THOMAS WOLFE & F.SCOTT FITZGERALD WERE WRONG
Two celebrated American authors…! two famous quotes…! two big mistakes…!
In his sprawling LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL Wolfe lamented, “you can never go home again.” In his later life, Fitzgerald lamented, “in America there are no second acts.” And while their words have quite understandably resonated with millions of readers over the years, there are times when even such catechestical wisdoms fail the test of time.


 Catechestical? If you need to say that two of the greatest American writers have no idea what they’re talking about, don’t misuse a thesaurus. It just cheapens it.

Taking a Second Look:

THOMAS WOLFE & F.SCOTT FITZGERALD WERE WRONG

Two celebrated American authors…! two famous quotes…! two big mistakes…!

In his sprawling LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL Wolfe lamented, “you can never go home again.” In his later life, Fitzgerald lamented, “in America there are no second acts.” And while their words have quite understandably resonated with millions of readers over the years, there are times when even such catechestical wisdoms fail the test of time.

Catechestical? If you need to say that two of the greatest American writers have no idea what they’re talking about, don’t misuse a thesaurus. It just cheapens it.

Monday, March 3, 2014
 Literary Devices: 

Was Thomas Wolfe wrong? Can you go back home again? BlackBerry sure hope so. At one time, you couldn’t think about conducting business without a BlackBerry smartphone helping to get work done on the road. But along came the Apple iPhone and Android, and BlackBerry started losing the business customers that had made the platform so popular.


 Why use a Blackberry when you can just connect on Friendster or send a page?

Literary Devices:

Was Thomas Wolfe wrong? Can you go back home again? BlackBerry sure hope so. At one time, you couldn’t think about conducting business without a BlackBerry smartphone helping to get work done on the road. But along came the Apple iPhone and Android, and BlackBerry started losing the business customers that had made the platform so popular.

Why use a Blackberry when you can just connect on Friendster or send a page?