reviewed The Barrel Thief
Friendly bartender on a quiet weeknight, excellent, unusual cocktails (spicy! Creamy! Sweet! Savory!). It was way too easy to drink more than I intended to.
commented on Rural Poverty Rising
Whenever I go to the post office in my tiny rural town, not only is there no line; there's also time to shoot the shit with the clerk about horses for twenty minutes. This is an important function of the post office in rural areas; in the absence of central meeting places, the post office functions as a community hub. I do agree, though, that the politics in these places are terribly out of step - not only with the urban areas that subsidize them - but with reality.
commented on ‘An Experience’
Also: Theodore Reothke died there, in a swimming pool (which was filled in to become the zen garden).