April 19, a day of frivolity and blood.




April 19 is a bleak day. It sets me on edge, even in good years.


There is nothing supernatural or otherworldly about it; just stark human nature which is prone to temporal symbolism.


April 19 is a fine day in the neighborhood. It’s a great day for frivolity and blood!


2017 is assuredly not a “normal” year.




  • Wiless

    Ah yes, Waco and OKC, 1993 and 1995.

    It’s also the date on which, in 2013, the Boston Marathon bomber was killed in a shootout by the police. So that’s good, though only because of the bad that happened 4 days before.

    Oh well. In 10 days it will be 25 years since the Rodney King riots.