Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

“HELLO, DAD….I’M IN JAIL!!!!” (Part I)

Posted: 12th August 2014 by Sean Harris in Editorials

I managed to get nearly to forty years of age without ever having been incarcerated. It was a good run by most standards of the lower income male demographic. But dammit, I’m no normal male. I don’t drive a car–I don’t do (or sell) drugs, and I certainly don’t steal (or at least I haven’t [...]

THE X’s WITHOUT THE Y’s

Posted: 4th May 2014 by Sean Harris in Editorials

Hello there. I’m Sean–a thirty seven year old male, heading my way to thirty eight in just a few short months, and I’m alone. I sometimes think it’s simply because my better years are pretty much over, or that my looks (to those who considered them appealing) have faded off, or just that my OCD [...]

JUST ANOTHER HIT AND RUN

Posted: 7th March 2014 by Sean Harris in Editorials

First off, major apologies for the near three month delay from any updates. A few weeks before Christmas, just as I was preparing to grace this beloved website with several new articles all at once, my eMac of four years bought the farm when a circuit breaker was flipped to restore power to a faulty [...]

CHAINED TO A FAULTY MEAT BUCKET

Posted: 23rd October 2013 by Sean Harris in Editorials

We’re going to talk a little about mental illness, since it seems to be a reoccuring theme for a few of us. I wrote about having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more intimately than I ever had before, in the editorial of the September 1995 edition of The Monthly Rag. I was really struggling at the time, [...]

AN APOCALYPSE WHO CRIED WOLF

Posted: 29th July 2013 by Sean Harris in Editorials

It’s been over a year since I last wrote an editorial for this site, and not a lot has changed in any personal category (or, at least, certainly not anything for the better). I don’t know about you, friends, but these are depressing days. From where I stand, detached and staring incredulously, all that can [...]

SOME KIND OF LEGACY

Posted: 23rd March 2012 by Sean Harris in Editorials

Against all rational understanding, this October will mark the 20th anniversary of THE MONTHLY RAG. To celebrate our two decades of inconsistent activities, ideally, I’d love to put out the 40th and final edition, live and on classic newsprint skin for one last hurrah on the local stands. Then we can proudly fuck right off [...]

THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

Posted: 28th July 2011 by Sean Harris in Editorials

Ahh…2010 (we’ll get to you shortly, 2011). How I wish I could praise you in hindsight for the many generous blessings you bestowed upon us lowly mortals, but alas, with your wretched passing, you somehow managed to rival and even surpass the entire bulk of the accursed ‘08 and dismal ‘09. Unbelievable accomplishment, really, and [...]

WE’RE COMING BACK!

Posted: 7th July 2011 by Sean Harris in Editorials

So yes, I’ve finally caved. Since there’s no more money and issue 40 is sitting uncompleted on my layout table, my producer has graciously provided this domain name and set me loose into the screwy realm of cyberspace. I’m not sure what will become of such an exercise (much of the same way I recall [...]