In lieu of the challenges presented over the last couple years, the list of which is both long and arduous in the retelling, I haven’t posted here much lately.
My more “distant past” is still contained on WordPress, heavily hyperlinked herein, with the last couple years of my bouncing around the country like a midget on a Dutch hooker more likely to be found on my Facebook-Twitter-Instagram-Yelp feeds. It was much too tedious to try and support this platform on the portable devices I have been forced to rely on in that interim.
I have been extremely negligent in relation to the amount of content shared here. More out of necessity than desire, I had been forced to shift much of my (purportedly) maniacal musings to more immediate, yet entirely more ephemeral platforms however, I am back.
I cannot promise to refrain from my pattern of dropping random diddlings on my other social media platforms but I do promise to be more active here on WordPress now that the dust in my life has settled a bit and I’ve regained the modicum of stability, technology and bandwidth to pull it off.
If you are of a certain religious bent then the correct answer to the question of “Why did the religious extremist do a heinous act?” is that God made him (it’s almost always a “him”) do it. I suspect the reason that God channels most of his most heinous acts through the hands of men is that Eve made him suspect the feminine reliability of following insane orders from men very early on.
A Colorado winter living in a minivan with my trusty Bandit? Many say it can’t be done, but we are about to test that theory, hard. It might be more appropriate at this point in time to note that we are already several days into “test” mode, hunkered down for the night, awaiting the first Rocky winter storm to hit in a couple hours. It’ll be a little chilly until I burrow into my “bunk” and snuggle up with Bandit. I’ll probably run the van for five or ten minutes to heat it up one more time before I call it a night. Pretty laid back vibe going on inside the van right now. I’m listening to a couple of the better local stations slinging great mixes on the radio as the slowly freezing rain steadily taps the top of the van. It’s guaranteed to go into full blizzard mode with fifty mile an hour winds between now and dawn. I don’t focus on how primal my connection with the environment is because it has to be better than getting here in a covered wagon. Follow along with me on my adventure on my YouTube channel
It’s no surprise that Mississippi isn’t exactly known as a cultural hotspot, so when an event of the significance of the Afterglow Film Festival in Grenadahits the scene, I would be remiss not to highlight it as one of the more prominent activities worth attending. In short:
At the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, you’ll see 7 hours worth of feel-good, short, family friendly, independent films. Our spotlight category is for “Feel-Good” films – We want viewers to be moved to feel the “Afterglow” of the festival and of the small town atmosphere in Grenada.
Check their website for all the other family friendly activities! Of course there’ll be music and food galore! There’s no way you’ll want to miss the Sturgis movie after seeing this promo picture!
The event is organized and run by a couple of independent young women who have gained broad support in the community. Here is a promotional picture taken at a local television station.