Author Archives: Axis of Cool

Hopscotch. Easy Does It.

I have some rules about Hopscotch. I think you have to see at least one band you don’t think you’ll like, and be pleasantly surprised. I think you have to see some bands that everyone is talking about, just because. … Continue reading

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Detroit Hustles Harder

We took a road trip to Detroit. I didn’t know how badly I needed a road trip. I wasn’t even sure I had the resources to survive a road trip. I’ve been running on empty for a while now, and … Continue reading

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With This Ring

I’m not telling the story of one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever attended, because of course it’s the sweet couple’s story to tell. But I will tell you that it was all beautiful, and elegant, and touching, and real. … Continue reading

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Ten of Cups

When Tracy walked up I was crying in a field again, not delicately crying behind my sunglasses but, like, all the way crying. Pancho and Lefty apparently does this to me every time. Tracy asked me if I was okay, … Continue reading

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Kirby Derby 2014: Catch a Falling Star

Kirby Derby Day dawned hot and uncertain. Partly cloudy with a 90% chance of wheels falling off of cars built by rookie drivers who don’t know what they’re doing. Team Shooting Star had planned to wrap up our last-minute preparations … Continue reading

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Kirby Derby 2014: Wish I May, Wish I Might

Today is Kirby Derby. Kirby Street: short stretch, steep hill, 90 degree turn, fun neighbors, annual soap box derby. Thousand-some odd spectators lining the streets and hanging from trees to take photos. You are now up to speed. So, I’ve … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

I’m on vacation, y’all. Not vacation from work. I’ll be at my desk 40 hours a week, pretty much the whole summer, and straight through till Christmas, and that’s fine. I don’t need a vacation from work.  I’m on vacation … Continue reading

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