Dear Poo-Poo-ers of Pre-Thanksgiving Christmas Music, Don’t hate me, but I’ve had my radio tuned to Buffalo’s Official Christmas Music station since gleefully discovering there was such a thing 17 days ago. That’s right, you heard me. November 1st. All Christmas. All the time, baby. Some of you are gagging right now. I hear it […]Read More An Open Letter: In Defense of Early Christmas Music
He’s back… and he may have just about the best Grizzly Bear epic saga you ever heard… And if that’s not enough to get you to listen, we also talk about his hilarious new book, which you may need if ever you are attacked by a a grizzly bear, or an ostrich, or a goose… […]Read More Podcast- James Breakwell: The Sequel
Oh yeah, it’s aaaalll about the Hustle here today on the Isle. So the question, of course is, would you consider yourself a Hustler? No, not this kind. Nope, not this one either (great movie, though). THIS ONE. Here. That’s what I’m talkin bout. The Hustle. Setting goals. Crushing them. Like nobody’s business. Yeah. That. […]Read More PODCAST- Hustling, Bustling and Wrestling to find rest… with Malinda Fuller
It’s the last day of summer. I don’t know about you, but for me there’s always that little twinge of wistfulness that comes with this transition. Now of course, fall is certainly lovely and technicolor-y and pumpkin spicey and all, in its own right. Ah, but summer’s so easy and breezy and lazy and hazy […]Read More PODCAST- Chaos and Creativity… Allen Arnold is back!
We’re getting ready to move. And by getting ready to move, I mean methodically checking off an ever-expanding, color coded excel spreadsheet of prioritized tasks, lovingly hand-crafted by my brilliant engineer husband in the time honored tradition of our nerd-forefathers from days gone by. It sounds so simple, so straight forward. Make the list. Do […]Read More Bla Bla Bla Battles… and the Knockout Punch for the Weakling
Chances are, if you’re here (and you are here, right?) there’s something that’s drawn you to our little Oasis for the Offbeat. Perhaps you even identify as, or at least resonate with this whole Misfit Persona. But the real question is… do you consider yourself a Bohemian? And if so, what kind of Bohemian are […]Read More PODCAST- Hanging out WITH Allen Arnold, just like a Bohemian
It’s just your basic, every day “Boy Meets Girl, Girl waits for Boy while he’s imprisoned for plotting against Hitler” kind of love story. And… it’s all true. I loved this conversation with Amanda Barratt. She knows of what, and of whom she speaks. A real, bonafide researcher. In fact, I do believe Research is […]Read More PODCAST: Amanda Barratt, and an untold tale of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s lost love…