in two days, on March 28th, this little substack of mine will be five months old. I really enjoy the community of commenters that has coalesced around this site. the comments here are more informed and entertaining than the ones on social media.
so in the spirit of community, for today’s open chat I’m asking you all to tell us a little bit about yourselves.
I’ll go first.
I am 66 years old and my wife and I have been married for 38 years.
we live in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
we get some pretty good sunrises here.
the sunsets aren’t so bad, either.
we have a daughter. she works in the aerospace industry.
back in the day, I worked in the advertisting, design, and publishing industries. for a few decades I ran my own graphic design studio.
nowadays I mostly write these posts.
I subscribe to way too many streaming services. I watch a lot of movies.
I’m also a pretty good chef.
I play guitar.
my very first vote was for Jimmy Carter in 1976.
I voted for a Republican exactly one time in my life. I can’t remember who it was for or who it was against, I only recall that I had a deep personal grudge against the Democratic incumbent.
and I really hate talking about myself so I’ll end it here.
the title of this post, by the way, is a Firesign Theatre reference, and I don’t expect anyone under the age of 60 to have recognized it as such.
now it’s your turn. go.
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as is usual for these open chats, this one's for the subscribers only. I won't be sharing it social media.
I am a big fan.
I live in northeastern PA, am an old hippie, and despair over what's happened to the 1/3 of the population that apparently has gone mad. I need humor to counter the despair, so thanks very much for your posts on social media ... and for your new publication!