Martinsville, Indiana, 2006
RJ White lives in Philadelphia. His work has appeared on various Web sites and in a couple of books. He runs Fake Criterions, The City Desk, On the Viewscreen, The Angry Police Captain, used to host the Wasted Words podcast and occasionally writes for @FakeAPStylebook, as well as other sites, which will be linked here. And how are you?
What’s most interesting is how little the West does to come to terms with death as part of life. We’re trained as kids to collect fall leaves and find the beauty in dead leaves, but we’re never taught to find the beauty in old people, in fact, they’re removed from society, imprisoned and often abused.
And we don’t really call them, “dead leaves”. We say that the leaves have “changed” or “turned’. The fact that most people don’t like when people “change” or “turn” when they mature reveals that they are terrified of change, particularlly when it realted to their own species.(via tanya77)
Just One More Thing Episode 5 is now up and available for download! Join RJ White, Jon Morris and our guest, music critic Nate Patrin as we discuss our first episode from the 1990s, Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star! You won’t want to miss this one - 80s rock, Little Richard, mermaids, Dabney Coleman and a deus ex machina alibi you can’t hardly believe!