car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


The Making of an Alfisti

I went out last night to pick up my previously reserved copy of Hill Street Blues (Season Two). Barnes &Noble had called me around 1045 yesterday morning to let me know it had arrived as scheduled,and I told them they could expect me that evening.

For me,a typical visit to Barnes &Read on…


Well,I know what’s on the tube I know just what to see Got my TV Guide with me

I don’t watch a great deal of television. Heck,I don’t even own a television. The last time I watched a series with regularity was five and a half years ago when Six Feet Under had Read on…

Beware the Opinion page.

I occasionally peruse,sometimes to my great peril,the website of my hometown newspaper,the aptly-named Winona Daily News. When I do so,I will invariably check out the Opinion section,a decision that puts me at great personal risk due to my pharmaceutically-regulated high blood pressure.

Cruising the Op/Ed section tonight,I came across Read on…

Roll Call –12:00 AM

I spent the majority of the day watching the first seven episodes from Season One of Hill Street Blues.  I’ve been a very big fan of the show for about five years now.  I came across reruns of it accidentally one afternoon while I was still in culinary school,about the same time I discovered Read on…

Vaya con Dios,Saturday night

So far,this weekend has been about returning to roots.

My friend Mike,still on post-deployment leave after his third deployment to Iraq,flew in on Friday night.  Today we went out for lunch to our old haunt,the 101 Cafe,the first time we’ve been there together since he left last Read on…