Tags » Curmudgeon

Author Interview: Kelly Crigger

Discovering who you are is not just for teenagers. Midlife men must also rediscover the world around them while struggling with their own impending mortality and legacy, especially those who change careers and lifestyles. 1,292 more words

Author Interviews

JEAN SHEPHERD from Somewit Sublime to Fairleigh Ridiculdockle


“Jean Shepherd Arrives”

Recently a long-time, enthusiastic Shep-fan, Pete Delaney, encountered “The Metropolitan,” the student newspaper of Fairley Dickinson University dated February 15, 1967, with a report of a Shepherd appearance before a capacity audience. 387 more words

Comments About Shep

Neighbors and curmudgeons

A few days ago, I pulled my car into my covered parking space across the parking lot from my apartment building, and the man who lives in the first floor apartment right in front of it was out on his patio smoking a cigar. 407 more words

JEAN SHEPHERD and Barnacles--Part 2 of 2 Parts


Shep on the radio:

But being profligate has its advantages.  You do not find yourself burdened with junk.  There are some people who like to surround their lives with junk.  929 more words

Comments About Shep

Forest & the Femme Fundraiser – May 10th, 2014 – Astoria, Vancouver, BC

One show, born out of the death of another. I spoke to Freya, drummer for Disworship, about how it started. She said they were asked to play Grindcore Pizza Party, but got a call saying Crackwhore was added to the bill. 762 more words

Live Show

Advice from Ayn Rand

It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.

Current Affairs

JEAN SHEPHERD and Barnacles--Part 1 of 2 Parts


Are we ready now for some deeper “foibles” stuff?  Some of that gossipy and psychologically-related personal material I’d promised myself. In part I can blame Shepherd himself because of the intriguing enigma with which he surrounded himself and the reality that his chummy persona sometimes slipped into when he was on the air.  735 more words

Comments About Shep