Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Who Goes There?



As to 'use value'

They need the engineers, and they know it.

They need me, and they don't know it.

I'm the wind whispering.

You-ah Fathah Is My Sistah's Uncle's Brothah



Your paternal grandmother's married surname?

Of course: it's your surname. Unless, that is, unless you're a woman, married, who's taken on, as is custom, your spouse's surname as yours. Only your birth name would serve.

And, even then, were you a woman nowadays, it's not unthinkable that both your parents went against custom and your mother did not change to your father's name, but retained her own birth name, or, alternatively, like the Spanish, combined the two (though in English not with the word "and", but rather with a hyphen).

And -- chew on this -- what if your paternal grandmother got remarried after your grandfather had passed on? Or if she previously had been married and the further question arises which married surname was being sought?




Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Organization Man



Facts: Tackling dummies a season before the game.

Data: Families whose stories you guess about.

Studies: Styleless opinions, democratically-dressed, hieratically-used

Friday, January 23, 2009

And That's The Meta-Truth




No one 'gives' you the truth (let alone 'tells' it to you).




You trip over it

You earn it

You create it

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Will Age For Food



Old guy in training.

Hitching to Oldguyville.

Methuselodger

Save Me A Seat In The Columbarium.

Top Urner

Future Remains

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Shock Fear Verse Bits



Will the deathbed be like winter chills

And pain cries be my whippoorwills

Presumptive flakes of blinding weather

Lost in the fear of what bad whether