About Me

As a veteran of the Korean War and a longtime employee of several different, but closely-related companies, I have built up a large and pointless collection of tangentially-related anecdotes.

Whether you’re seeking advice on how to get a raise, determine your accidental child’s middle name or just want to know which name-brand laxative is still being made “like they used to,” I’m your man.  If you’re seeking no advice whatsoever, especially from someone who knows laxatives inside and out, I’m also your man.

As you can tell by the photo, I’m a fan of hats and pipes and wear both whenever humanly possible, much to the chagrin of fellow moviegoers and flight attendants.

If you feel you’ve learned something from these posts, by all means, let me know. I’m often as surprised as you are to find actual wisdom buried deep within a disturbing tale of battlefield surgery and topical ointments.

Sincerely,
C.L. Tanager

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8 Responses to “About Me”

  1. alantru May 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    You haven’t even posted anything yet and I’m already feeling so much wiser. Bless your hat and pipe, Mr. Tanager.

    • Clifton L. Tanager May 19, 2010 at 2:01 am #

      Thanks very much again, Alantru. If nothing else, the hat and pipe lend a much-needed look of debonair dignity, which my mouth and mind are constantly trying to betray.

      • alantru May 19, 2010 at 3:11 am #

        Whatever you say, Mr. Tanager. If I might be so bold to make a suggestion: Perhaps on Sundays you could post selections of music that you are currently listening to. A “Wax Tracks for Relaxing In Slacks” sort of concept. I suspect you are an avid fan of early jazz and swing music? 23 skidoo!

      • Clifton L. Tanager May 19, 2010 at 3:15 am #

        I’ll take that under consideration, Alantru. Early jazz and swing do still hold a sway on my soul, although over the years the sway has developed a bit of hitch.

        I may bring back 23 Skidoo! as a catchphrase, and perhaps more importantly, as a pioneering post-punk outfit whose contributions to early jazz and swing cannot be overestimated enough.

        Thanks for the suggestion, Alantru.

  2. trailerparkbarbie May 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Your mere name makes me feel smarter….like I know somebody who might be able to give me some good advice.
    Will be following your blog!
    TPB

    • Clifton L. Tanager May 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

      TPB-

      Thanks very much for the vote of confidence. All advice is intended to by unsolicited, so be very careful what you don’t ask for.

      My father said the same thing about my name, once he was informed of both it and my existence.

  3. mickimarca April 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and am thus giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the good work! 😀
    http://abattybroad.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  4. Scott May 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Good introduction! My dad is a Korean War veteran too!

    And “…I’m your man…I’m also your man…” That’s a clever play on words!

    There’s a short piece by an ancient Persian poet, Rumi, which uses the same play (I often quote it to woo women):

    “Come to the garden in spring. There is wine, and sweethearts in the pomegranate blossoms. If you do not come, these do not matter. If you do come, these do not matter.”

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