Mike Dorn Wiss

Better to blaze your own trail
Than to follow another's, unwinding
For in the slippery path of life
The search is greater than the finding

Liza Minnelli This & Liza Minnelli That

Liza Chimes In



My choice for the title of this blog comes from the fertile mind of a friend who prefers – for a cornucopia of reasons – anonymity. It is a euphemism for “Blah, Blah, Blah”, those relatively meaningless conversations held over five dollar lattes and ten buck cosmos. They are mostly, but not always, Sturgeonesque. It is my hope that the content of my personal “Liza Minnelli This and Liza Minnelli That” blog somehow reveals itself as 90% of the 10%, but honestly…I’m neither that hopeful nor (quite) that egotistical.

Since these words are merely baby steps in what I hope in time to be an elephantine side-project, I have literally no idea what will be leaking from my ears, nor from which one. Whatever subject matter I find interesting will be fodder, whether it presents itself to me in my daily doings, or – more likely – when it pops unannounced from a pocket in my mind of a jacket I’ve misplaced in a closet I’ve forgotten I owned. 

I’ve included a link for readers’ comments; I hope – if sufficiently moved, titillated, educated, or pissed off – you’ll take the time to let me know what you’re thinking. Maybe I’ll censor it, maybe I won’t. I may respond, I may not. Sometimes you’ll be right in disagreeing with me and I’ll have learned something – for me – new. I hope so. It is one of the ironies of life that the older we get the more there is to learn.

My Bubbie and Zaida had a wooden plaque on the wall of their basement rec room back when I was prepubescent; it said: “Ve Get Too Soon Oldt Und Too Late Schmardt”! I understood it, but I didn’t believe it. Now, more than a half century later, I believe it. I’m both older and dumber than I ever was.


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  1. I went to a wedding yesterday and was thinking exactly the same thing. People were “loosened up” from the champagne but any “deep” conversation we had I’m pretty sure they won’t remember. I ended up hanging out with the stoners, watching as people got sloppier and sloppier and acted like everything they said was ultra important. I wish weed was as common as champagne at a wedding. I just think we’d all be a lot better off!

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    • There is little doubt (all right – none at all!) that weed intoxication produces a more sociable reaction than does alcohol. You have a good idea having both weed and champagne at a wedding, or any other social function, so long as users are advised not to mix the two, and most especially not to use alcohol first. Many first time users of weed make the mistake of “loosening up” on alcohol before being able to counter their establishment doctored viewpoint on weed. The usual result is spending their next hour or so praying to the toilet god.

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