Posts Tagged ‘i’d’

Independents Day

Last Call
As I sat there in the lawn chair watching my friend load the mortar shell, I noticed that for the first Fourth of July in a decade, I was sober. I also noticed that he was taking a long time to light the fuse. The mortar shell ...


Loves Supreme

Hearsay
At some point years ago, after I’d grown tired of music –– all I’d known was arena rock and some fusion –– I thought I’d get all arty-smarty and get into jazz of the straight-ahead hard-bop variety. I tried on Mil...



Aloha, J.R. Bentley’s

Last Call
I hate to admit it, but you notice a lot more things when you’re sober. Now obviously, a lot of this has to do with the fact that alcohol is an intoxicant, and when you’re giving your gray matter a booze bath, your judgment...


Afghanistan: Back to the front for the Weekly

DON JONES
expectation ek-spek-tay’-shun noun. A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future : Reality had not lived up to expectation.



Working Through It

Last Call
I don’t know what you were doing the other morning, but I was drinking beer and watching The Price is Right.


Nose — and Bottoms — Up

Last Call
Once upon a time, I had amusingly fanciful aspirations of becoming a homebrewer. I bought Homebrewing for Dummies and read about hops and yeast and dunkels and IPAs and formed opinions about what was good and what was garbage, ...



Southern Comfort

Last Call
It may not be explicitly part of the job description, but part of a bartender’s duties includes lending an ear to every stereotypical and vocal sad-sack. Which is fine for the most part, for the following reason: Whenever you...


Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hey, look! It’s an Oscar ceremony in March, just like we used to have every year. With all the attention on the Best Picture and acting races as usual, I’m running my third annual rundown of some of the lesser-known categor...



Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Listen Up
Under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has become a vital musical force in the Southwest, challenging even the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for primacy.