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Welcoming a New (old) member of the family

I want to take a moment to welcome an old friend to the “blogosphere” and to Agrippa – purveyor of fine techno-industrial musics – is now writing at He’ll be chatting about life as a musician, father, husband and all around dude.

Take a moment, and check him out.

Has it been that long?

Christ, does time fly when you have no idea what you’re doing! My work schedule has turned upside down – after working 98% nights for 5+ years, I’ve been doing days. Getting up early still sucks. Driving home when everybody else is really sucks. The new position though, is worth it. I’m learning tons, and before long will be certified. No, not certifiable – that I’ve been for a long damn time.

In conjunction with that, I’ve been pushing full force on the attic rebuild. The wiring is about 85% done, additional framing is about 90%. I should finish framing tomorrow and the electrical on Monday. Then comes the sheetrocking. Gawd, I hate wallboarding. A friend has offered to come up and help, supposedly removing the need to rent a wallboard jack. I’d say that 70 percent of what has to be done is a: at an angle, and B: over my head. I want a bloody jack.

We also tore out the outside wall in the entry way, insulated it, and ‘rocked it. Psycho Momia now gets to tape and mud.

We did take some time off for fun, and made a trek to King Richard’s Faire. We worked there for a long time – which brings me to another thing, which ain’t so happy. The delightful woman whom we worked for (and I dated)(really long story….), who is also the girls goddess mother, is ver’ ill and in the hospital. If you can spare any happy thoughts, she sure could use them.
As part of our visit, we carried around a sign, and took photos of many of her old friends. I emailed them to her and brightened her day.
The girls got to ride a pony, played princess, and had a good ole time.
My favorite moments?
Watching Psycho Momia get her thang on – just going to faire fires her up, and makes her forget the drag of the daily grind. Her spirit just flares so bright, and she walks so tall, and looks so beautiful (and no, it’s not just that she puts her cleavage on display – although it helps!)

Running into the pickle man – haven’t seen him in so long….

And seeing the Dread Pirate Bunny in the flesh was and always will be a wonderous thing. I have to confess, that if I were single, I would pursue her with all I got!

Can you blame me? Drop dead gorgeous, sweet, smart…

Still avoiding the political shitstorm, as in my book, the two choices suck.
Still addicted to True Blood. Damn, that’s some good shit, there!

Getting ready for our annual Halloween party – it’s coming November 1st, and you can get more deets @ the newly revived family site –!
Also being reworked is Kallisti Medias, MikealTV(coming soon!), and new content at St. Ayre Dot Com.

Ihnatko:Vanity Prez

I generally do not republish others works in their entirety. I felt it necessary to do so here. Andy brings many very valid points to the table here. Personally, I don’t like any of the candidates, nor much about the political process. Please check out Andy’s work at his site ( ). And, Andy, if you read this, let me know when you’re in the Lowell area, and I’ll buy you a beverage of your choice.

Vanity Prez: ”

If you want to be a published author, well, that’s no trouble at all. Write a big check to a vanity publisher, or to a local print shop. They’ll take any manuscript you can cobble together and print it as an authentic, book-shaped object.

Honest: it’ll have words and pages and everything. You can put it on your bookshelf alongside such celebrated novels as ‘The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy,’ ‘A Farewell To Arms,’ ‘Great Expectations,’ and ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas,’ each of which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

You just can’t put it on a bookshelf at Barnes & Noble. Not unless you sneak it in there when Security isn’t watching. You’ll probably have a decent shot at it; usually they’re more concerned about inventory moving in the opposite direction.

Otherwise…no. Booksellers won’t stock your vanity-press book. Period.

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