Tag Archives: Featured

The Thin Triplicate Line Between Society and Chaos

June 5, 2012


“…There shall be no use of illegal drugs on the premises by the lessee, or associates of the lessee, subject to immediate nullification of the rental contract…” – clause in standard rental agreements * Scenario 1: Landlord: And in here you’ll see the main room.  Fireplace works, we just ask that you get the chimney […]

Continue reading...

Never Say “Never Say Never.”

June 4, 2012


I will never try to make you understand how I feel through interpretive dance. I will never utter the phrase, “this has too much cheese on it.” If we’re in traffic together, and the 2-lane is ending, and the rest of us are merging every other car, like civilized adults, and you gun it to […]

Continue reading...

A Letter To The Person Who “Un-followed” Me

May 1, 2012


So, I see you decided to unfollow me.  Well, that is certainly your right.  I’m sorry to see you go, but I understand.  Perhaps my blog wasn’t your style.  Perhaps I’m just not your cup of tea.  Perhaps I inadvertently offended you somehow, though I sure hope not.  Perhaps you just wanted to, in the […]

Continue reading...

This Is Just To Say…

April 17, 2012


“This Is Just To Say” By William Carlos Williams I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox   and which you were probably saving for breakfast   Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold   This is Just To Say… Under no circumstances eat The plums That are in The […]

Continue reading...

And If There’s Anything I’ve Forgotten, I Apologize For That, Too. And For Forgetting To Apologize. Sorry.

January 22, 2012


I would like to take this moment to offer a sincere, public and redemptive apology for my recent comments.  I in no way meant them.  And while I stand by my assertion that some of them were taken out of context, and others I was tricked in to saying, I regret any hurt they may […]

Continue reading...

A Memoir Of Courage: The Day The Internet Went Down

October 31, 2011


8:12 am.  Wake up.  Get some breakfast.  Check email.  Hm.  Internet appears to be down. Odd. Maybe the wireless modem got knocked over. 8:14am.  Modem is simply not working.  Why isn’t the modem working?  Will call tech support. 8:17 am.   “Mary” says the modem is broken and they have to ship another one.  It’ll […]

Continue reading...

Variety May Be The Spice of Life, but Spices Can Make Life a Variable.

August 25, 2011


Recently I went for dinner with a friend to this Thai place. It’s one of those places where you specify how spicy you want the food on a scale of 1 to 25.  Now, I don’t pretend to be all super-spicy food guy (“Yeah, I like my salsa to be cruel!  It should punch me […]

Continue reading...