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Saturday, December 4, 2021

THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it

 Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it.

Dad Gone Wild 
Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it

“The world of [comic book] collecting is not a pretty place. For a bunch of guys who like good-over-evil stories, you sure meet a lot of morally bankrupt assholes.” ― Seth, Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Collector in the World True confession time, I don’t watch school board meetings with the fidelity that I once did. Probably for the same reason, I don’t watch hamsters on their wheels as mu

NOV 26

“The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.” ― Angela Carter Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and we now find ourselves fully embraced in the throes of the Christmas season. Before we formally let go of Thanksgiving 2021, I’d like to make note of two moments that particularly struck me this turkey

NOV 22

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.” ― William James “Hello”, said the voice picking up the phone after just a couple rings. My opening salvo of, “Just calling to see what it felt like to st on the right hand of Satan”, was met with a throaty laugh. “That might be

NOV 19

“Ralph also took some classes in philosophy and literature and felt himself on the brink of some kind of huge discovery about himself. But it never came.” ― Raymond Carver, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? My biggest challenge, and ultimately the biggest failure, in writing this blog has been capturing the teacher’s experience in a way that all can understand. It was almost 10 years ago that I b

NOV 18

“The great philosophical question goes: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, does it make a sound? But this is a troubling question, exalting one kind of being above all others. What then of the ears of snakes, or wood frogs, or mice, or bugs? Do they not count? What then of grass, of stone, of earth? Does their witness not matter? If a man flies in Jamaica, and only the poor

NOV 16

“Lady you crave trouble. You just don’t want resistance. If you don’t want resistance around here, then mind your own business.” – Beth Dutton The ongoing battle over mask mandates in schools has been yet again extended. This time through a judge’s order. Since schools reopened for in-person instruction back in the late summer, many of Tennessee’s public and private schools have mandated that whi

 Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it.