Monthly Archives: February 2022

Hundreds & Hundreds & Hundreds

800, to be exact. Yes, this is the 800th blog post from the Buller Back Porch. Sounds impressive until you realize that’s 800 posts over 11 years. So, it’s not like that’s 800 posts in a row, or even in … Continue reading

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Careful What You Ask For

I recently wrote about my disappointment in not getting a forecast “snow day.” I should have known better. Within just a few days of posting that piece, we did get enough snowfall to warrant taking a snow day. Not enough … Continue reading

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Coming to the Classics via Comic Books

I’m re-reading Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus for the first time in many years. That last time I read it, circa the 70s I think, I had a dog-eared copy picked up for a buck in a … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Hard Working Man”

Will started writing & recording original songs while still in high school. Even after he moved to Austin and started making his musical way there, he returned to Tony Young’s studio in Christoval to record his 2nd independent cassette, Kickin’ … Continue reading

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Reelin’ in the Years

A new gadget arrived for me a day early. I wasn’t expecting it until today but was delighted to get my hands on it yesterday. Having just re-opened a doorway to the past by resurrecting my old record collection, I was … Continue reading

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Granddad Witnesses a Wedding — That Wasn’t

  As a lay minister, my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, would perform a few marriages during his life. Witnessing one scene of wedding vows going wrong impacted him enough as a young man to write about it years later in his … Continue reading

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The “Beauty” of Banned Books

Last week’s news read like a bad attempt at an ironic joke. local school board in Tennessee bans a book about Nazis — noted for their book banning and burning. Maus, the Pulitzer-Prize winning graphic novel, depicts atrocities experienced by … Continue reading

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