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Ps & Qs
Mind Your Ps and Qs, Son
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Cherry blossom aversion
Beauty and the bobbleheads
Death is like a piñata
The Bread War: Carbondale on the front line
Trump makes me want dual citizenship
My maternal grandmother was Canadian and lately I find myself contemplating about the bureaucratic process to obtain dual citizenship,...
In the stars
My horoscope said I may be experiencing an ‘existential crisis’ this week. Nailed it. Luckily, it’s not a permanent condition, and...
Change your perspective, change your life
In the words of John Hughes, master movie maker, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss...
Mom was our world. Or rather, she was the sun that we three planets orbited. In 1979 Mom packed me and my two little sisters in her old...
Enough war for a lifetime
I’ve had enough. I’m sick and tired of having to pony up more money to support things like libraries, schools, libraries in schools… I...
Share your pie
These days people say to me, “It’s too bad you can’t write about the president anymore, what with the political climate being so...
Middle-aged rash guard
I had a rash on my arms and legs that lasted for months. At first, I thought it was a reaction to the president; my body physically...
Close to the bone
I like to live close to the bone— or as my cousin says, “suck the marrow outta that shit!” I have a very real aversion to becoming...
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” -Edward Abbey Aah, the Fourth of July: independence,...
WTF? Have aliens hired Congress to prank us?
The world seems so whacked right now. And yet, every day I wake up, go to work, walk the dogs, and check my inbox— only to get distracted...