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Ps & Qs
Mind Your Ps and Qs, Son
Beauty and the bobbleheads
Death is like a piñata
The Bread War: Carbondale on the front line
Maybe I should’ve gone to Vassar
Twenty years ago
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...
I have ordered an uber ride twice in my life, and I believe I’ve experienced the spectrum of uber. The first time, I needed a ride from...
Mtv started it
When I was ten years old my best friend, Allie, and I would wake up early on Sunday mornings to watch FMTV on Channel 12. It was a local...