O Captain, my Captain!

Like most of the world, last night, I was stunned and heartbroken to learn of Robin Williams. He and George Carlin were my favorite two stand-up comedians. I’ve only seen Carlin live, and wish I had pestered my dad more to get me tickets when Williams played Gator Growl here in …

Let me go easy

When I got divorced, in 1999, I did volunteer work by fostering dogs with Gainesville Pet Rescue for a while. I fostered maybe 40 or 50 dogs over about a year, and each and every one of them got a loving home… but only one that I completely fell in …

Harry Crews

July 7, 1935 – March 28, 2012 Writer; dreamer; realist; mentor; rascal; friend. Had possibly the coolest tattoo I’d ever seen growing up – a hinge, on the inside of his elbow. I may have to get one just like it now. Rest well, Harry, and I hope that you’re …