Although I seldom use Grumpy Abe to post events around town, I am obligated to mention an important date to recognize an appearance in Akron by an old friend who once volunteered to paint our house. Free!
That can only be Dan Moldea - Akron native, fearless investigative crime author, rebel and in younger days, Viet Nam war protestor, and all around pain not only to the mob but also to the genteel class in polite society. I can relate.
He will be speaking in the Author! Author! series at Our Lady of the Elms High School on Nov. 25 about his latest work, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer: Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics and Journalism.
There will be a reception at 6 p.m. before his lecture and book signing afterward. Tickets are $20 per person and $10 per student and he will contribute his fees to the school. Call Peggy Smith, 330-752-2509.
We have since moved to another place since Dan's offer of a paintbrush, but might use this occasion to mention that a section of our basement wall is flaking.