Category: question

  • 10-year blog anniversary: potpourri

    We’re almost to the end of this journey back in time. One more post tomorrow, and then it’s back to the present. This post is about how pussified writers (and many artists, actually) have become. How they need constant reassurance and stroking to put pen to paper, when so many who came before wallowed in obscurity (and […]

  • questions

    I saw a one-legged woman on crutches doing her grocery shopping. She nudged the basket with her body because her hands were busy on the crutches. Did the fat scooter people who were riding around buying shitty food feel a little bit lazy? Do people who have obnoxious vanity plates on their car feel like […]

  • Friday list

    got rid of my po box: The experiment failed. A year ago I rented a PO box for the FIGHT STUPIDIZATION campaign. It was meant to be a place where people could mail me a SASE, which I would return with one or two FS stickers inside. After mailing out over 500 stickers, the postage […]

  • Travels with Charley, redux (the conflicted edition)

    I woke up on the roadside, daydreamin’ ’bout the way things sometimes are. – Dylan I’ve been caught up in thoughts about honesty and writing, specifically honesty in writing, after my father alerted me to the new-ish controversy surrounding my favorite read of late, Travels with Charley.  A writer set off to follow Steinbeck’s route […]

  • Friday list

    – If I’m still alive when the inevitable “end” comes and find myself sitting in a tent gnawing on the hindquarters of a skinny rat in the moonlight, I will think back upon this dessert as a sure sign of what was to come. A society that creates this bullshit deserves a kick squarely in […]

  • I swear I’m not crazy. No really. Why are you walking away?

    An update on Facebook Drama Queen: she recently posted about something that is generally reviled by most thinking people, stating her strong distaste for the topic. As if she is blazing a trail of rebellion against something that, in reality, pretty much everyone agrees is crap. Her sycophants chimed in with words of support for […]

  • new poll

    The 20-hour mini-series (maybe it’s shorter than that) The Stand is on Chiller tonight. If you don’t know the story, it’s about a flu that knocks out 99.9 percent of the population of the world (including animals) (except birds). The few human survivors split into two camps – the “good” people go to a corn […]

  • a poll

    There’s a new addition to my blog – see the poll in the upper right corner. I’m curious about something. When your fringe “friends” on facebook – the people you aren’t actually having a relationship with at the present time (maybe you used to work with them or went to school with them or served […]

  • I have a question

    What did people who work office jobs do before the widespread use of the internet? I didn’t get a “day” job until the internet was already a part of office culture. In fact, my first day job was web-based researching and writing for business almanacs (yes, it was as exciting as it sounds), so I […]