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JEAN SHEPHERD Trivial Pursuit a la Shep

“I’LL AWARD THE BRASS FIGLAGEE

WITH BRONZE OAK LEAF PALM

TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO CAN TELL ME…”

From time to time, Shepherd awarded the above. 594 more words

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Curmudgeon--October '14

Old habits die hard, but anything will die if you shoot it (or stab it, or beat it, hold it under water, etc…) enough. Friends long unseen remind you why it’s been so long since you’ve seen them. 48 more words

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The Curmudgeon

Curmudgeons are very defensive, solitary creatures. Similar to the sign Cancer, they tend to be introverted and empathetic. They are born seemingly already exhausted by the mundane bullshit that generally accompanies everyday life. 117 more words

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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

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JEAN SHEPHERD from Somewit Sublime to Fairleigh Ridiculdockle

WHERE ARE WE HEADED? A WORLD IN UNREST

“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

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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

Barnacles

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

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