Death Comes to Oakdale Road

Death Comes to Oakdale Road

Hannah Raye Newman died last Sunday in Rusty Ritch’s old house. 1121 Oakdale Road, in National Hills. Danny Dailey and Buzzy Conner used to live right close there, and while they were a bit older than me, they were still very familiar faces in my life for many years. From 1968 until 1983, Oakdale Road […]

Reckoning

Reckoning

It’s not like the vast majority of these columns aren’t self-indulgent. My creative process for this thing typically goes something like: Wake up on Tuesday. Drink stupid amount of coffee. Finger-vomit onto computer. Collect monthly entertainment bill. This one, however, is going to be particularly so, as I’m facing an existential mini-crisis and, like all […]

Music Matters

Music Matters

I had a scare today. In life’s big picture, it wasn’t too bad. There wasn’t any physical harm. No one died or was diagnosed with something terminal. A friend lost her brother last week, and another had to perform the Heimlich on her choking daughter. Those are serious. This still scared me. My phone buzzed, […]