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Annus Horribilis

Annus Horribilis

Vox pop says 2016 was really bad. “Vox pop” is a British phrase based on a Latin phrase that means “things people on the street (who aren’t me) are saying.” Lots of people didn’t get their way in 2016, and they used the handheld...
Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

“Flight attendants . . . prepare for landing. . .” A heavy breath, then a pause. Relative silence — besides the creaking of the wings. The overhead speakers clicked. Again — this time in a breathy, almost pained rush through clenched teeth:...
Why Men are Stupid

Why Men are Stupid

Another day, another few million guys trying to manage relationships like they’re buying a JetSki or setting up a 401K or something.   It pains me. I can’t tell you how much it pains me to see this happen. And it’s happening all the time. It...
Let Me Tell You About My Unit

Let Me Tell You About My Unit

Townhouse. Townhouse unit.  That’s what I meant. I’ve lived in this one for about four and a half years. Time flies. That’s a lot of rent checks. I don’t really care. I had owned four single-family homes before I moved into this townhouse-condo...
Why Don’t you Google my A**?

Why Don’t you Google my A**?

I’ve been on the Internet for about 20 years by now. I’m talking about the Internet as most know it. If you count the early days before the Web (yes, the Internet existed before the World Wide Web and its fancy pointy-clickiness), I’m going on 25...