It's not fun being a kid, mass-produced fortune cookie. It's hellish. You have to go to bed early, you have no regular and reliable supply of income, someone else buys your clothes, and girls are scary. It's unpleasant being a middle-aged man in a down-turning economy for exactly the same reasons. Save
"Keep Austin Weird" is either a way of life or an effective way to market a city that desperately wants to let everyone know it is in Texas but not necessarily of Texas. But how many other cities are keeping it weird? I first saw the slogan in Portland, Oregon, and they really seemed to … Continue reading On Keeping Medicine Weird
And this applies to you only if you are a small child, a character in the Walking Dead, or a conscientious werewolf. Save
Any caring and considerate new dog owner has to do his or her homework before bringing a new dog into the home. If you're a bookish type, this almost certainly involves spending a lot of money on how-to books, dog body language books, dog psychology books, and so on. The ideal number of books to … Continue reading On Understanding John Henry
Excuse me, but do you have a "could-be-worse-for-his-age" door? Asking for a friend.
Everything you've done, everything you've experienced, everything someone said to you has a chance of adding another facet to your character. It's enough to make you never want to leave the house, isn't it? But what about the media we absorb every day - not the news, views, and eye-bleeding hate that passes for political … Continue reading On Why We Like What We Like
I remember when you lizard secret rulers of the world used to at least try to be subtle. Not cool, Illuminati. And knock it off with that secret code writing, too.
Did you know that July 30, 2016, was National Cheesecake Day? I did not until a cruel work colleague, who knows I am supposed to be eating sensibly, mentioned it. She is clearly intent on my early expiration. To mark NCD, which is undoubtedly a real and genuine thing and not a marketing ploy in … Continue reading The National Cheesecake Day top 5
Amanda, this is your mother speaking. I know you think I'm judgy but I just know you can do better. You need somebody with, well, a body. A real, solid beating heart. Maybe I'm being old-fashioned. I'm here if you need to talk...and you won't need a medium to get through to me, either. Just … Continue reading Amanda-N-Ghost 2016