Tuesday, July 16, 2024

This Week's Most Distinguished Network Name

It's amazing what people will name their online networks. I'm always trying to hijack Wi-Fi when I'm commuting, so I often come across a number of interesting names. Every Tuesday, I post the most impressive and/or cringe-inducing names.

Network Name: Beachin
Cape Cod network names are simple and to the point.

Happy Birthday, Juliet Stone


Happy Birthday, Peter Payack


Happy Birthday, Jake St. John



No Sunset Pics?

Went to sleep early last night before I could post my sunset photos from Friday. I'll post them later to coincide with tonight's actual sunset.

Rainbow Twig

Got home Sunday to find Twig in cooling clothing that would have made him right at home in Provincetown. Here he is looking sad that we're not going back for Bear Week or taking him with us.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Comics Spotlight: Alfonso M. Rodriguez

Thank you for reading Oddball Magazine this Monday.

Coming Up

Ending the day with sunset photos and more. 

Chapter Five

Steven David Justin Sills's latest chapter of his ethics treatise is up now and once again illustrated by Richard Spisak. Read it now over at Oddball Magazine. 

Beach pre-sunset,
remaining seagull

Everything Sucks! Let's Focus on Kids! Kids Are Still Good, Right?

Some much-needed lightheartedness from Anne Skove. Read "She who Laughs Lasts" over at Oddball Magazine. 

Every Bit Helps

Thanks to Robert Fleming for creating these promotional graphics for Gabby Gilliam's feature this Wednesday. They helped pick up the slack while I was away. 

From a Recent Vacation Photo

"Fox on the Run is my latest From Picture to Page poem on my Patreon. Consider becoming a paid subscriber. 

Old School for a While

Geoffrey is going back to basics for a bit. Keep reading "The Secrets of Skinny People," coming every Monday (as far as we know) to Oddball Magazine. Welcome to the new week. Good to be back.

This Wednesday

Stone Soup resumes it's online open mic with feature Gabby Gilliam.

The Site

An empty site across from us at the Dune's Edge Campsite,Provincetown Massachusetts, Meticulously picked by my girlfriend for privacy after staying there last year, the sites were closer than the maps led us to believe. Luckily, after our first weekend there, people cleared out and we had some quiet before Bear Week started.

Collecting Poetry

I went to the Cape to go camping as part of a beautifully elaborate plan from my girlfriend. We met up with Molly and Dave down there, and Molly ran into another poet selling typed out words. I'm starting to amass a collection. Molly had requested he write a poem out to "My mother's boyfriend, but I was regulated to "uncle" status.

Catching Up

Birthdays are done. Just a few more things today. Then we can stop screwing around.

Happy Belated Birthday, Bridget Eileen

The True Power behind the Boston Poetry Marathon.

Happy Belated Birthday, David R. Surette



Happy Belated Birthday, Dan Provost



Happy Belated Birthday, Jessica Dawson



Happy Belated Birthday, Tim Suermondt



"My Life is Remarkable Now Having Shared This Time With You." I appreciated seeing this before I left for vacation two weeks ago. I hope it's still around when I go back to work today.

This Week's Friendly Reminder

Posting this from my recent Cape trip. 

Graffiti: Protect Trans Kids

My Monday Morning Music

This week it's music from the film Kinds of Kindness, a rather...unique film my girlfriend and I saw last week. Such a mind job, but it's worth watching if you can handle it. The Happiness for a new generation (and if you don't know the film Happiness, it's definitely a NSFW film to search.


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Happy Belated Birthday, Deta Galloway



Happy Belated Birthday, Matthew Richards



Happy Belated Birthday, Peter Bates



Happy Belated Birthday, Sandra Wyllie

We'll see you again soon.

Happy Belated Birthday, Bonnie Matthews Brock

So hard to keep up while I'm away.

Happy Belated Birthday, Christopher Kain



Happy Belated Birthday, Doug Holder



I'm Back

And I have belated birthday wishes to catch up on.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024


No Stone Soup tonight. We'll see you next week for Gabby Gilliam.

A View from the Cage

The Chad Parenteau's Lost Causes newsletter for July 10 is up now at Substack.


And We're Out

Another eclectic Wednesday with poetry by two more returning contributors, poet Jenny Middleton and Bonnie Matthews Brock. Thanks for reading Oddball Magazine while I'm away.

From Parts Unknown

I snapped a particular photo while away at Parts Unknown. Seemed like fate to include it with this poem by Matthew F. Amati. Welcome to the best Oddball Magazine I can put together while away.

Tuesday, July 09, 2024