Jan 20 Bloke commented on Why Neoliberalism Died Today and Why Seattle Might be the Future of the Left.
Regrettably, I find I have to be sober to read Charles. Otherwise, the velocity of ideas blows my doors off. You're prodding me from the slough of despond to a place where I might be able to think rationally about next steps.
Oct 9, 2015 Bloke commented on A Swarm of Concern Trolls Is Concerned That I've Broken the Imaginary Rules of Theater Reviewing.
I've left a theatre performance only one time, at ACT about 15 years ago when they had this one-woman act, and she was basically spouting bumper-stickers, and we were supposed to think they were profound, I suppose, because she was a woman, and a woman of color. It was a total put-on.

I have the same philosophical issue with books: I'm compelled to finish them in order to be allowed to dislike them, and I do this 99% of the time.

But that ACT thing was just unbearable. Thanks for having the courage to tell the truth.
Aug 8, 2015 Bloke commented on Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Bernie Sanders at Social Security Rally.
Let BLM pay for their own rally, draw their own supporters, and hootenanny all they want. But the real fault lies with whoever organized this on Bernie's behalf. They needed to exert a lot more muscle to shut the BLM people down. An embarrassment for Seattle
Nov 3, 2014 Bloke commented on Confessions of a Weed-Smoking Dad.
Nicely wrought. What's your band? (I'm a trumpet player, too)
Jun 20, 2014 Bloke commented on The True Story of Bess.
Thanks. I always learn something from you.
May 2, 2014 Bloke commented on What Was the Last Piece of Music that Gave You the Chills?.
Playing Frank Ticheli's arrangement of Shenandoah with my Rainbow City Band at our spring concert last month:

Dec 20, 2013 Bloke commented on It's Been Fun..
Funny - I was just stalking your mom's linked-in account today (she'd been suggested as "someone you might know"). Best of luck, you're a star.
Nov 22, 2012 Bloke commented on Meanwhile at QFC.
Those things could qualify for the Cake Wrecks blog...
Nov 8, 2012 Bloke commented on "Is a Frog's Ass Waterproof?".
NW Ohio has had folks spouting "colorful ruralisms", too. Our old neighbor in Maumee, Ohio, used to remark, "That do beat a chicken peckin' on a board."
Jul 20, 2012 Bloke commented on Block Party Politics: Informed Voters.
Ferguson campaigned with David Irons, a right wing asshole, not too many years ago. He is possibly a conservative in sheep's clothing, similar to McKenna trying to pose as a "moderate" GOPer.