Political Ads

Political Attack Ads: a Path to Reform

Enough is enough. Political attack ads need to change. Politicians need original angles, new questions, and higher standards. Most of all, political operatives need to…

Social Media and Idiots Such as Me

As I was looking for carpet-to-flat flooring transitions at Lowe’s the other day, something about my surroundings caught me funny. Among all of the big…

Room for Improvement

I met an interesting man at a conference that my company recently hosted. His name is Juan Carlos, and he is a banquets manager at…

Asteroid or Comet or Sponge

Asteroid 10254 Hunsrück and You

Let’s talk asteroids! Take, for example, 10254 Hunsrück. It sounds like an address in an upscale German neighborhood. Turns out, it’s the name of an…

Generation X toys

Nostalgia vs. Generation X

I am a member of Generation X. After suffering years of being painted as apathetic creatures of extreme privilege and sloth, my Generation X counterparts…

Polar vortex 2014 in Minnesota

You Had One Job, Polar Vortex

During one of my recent walks in the woods near my workplace, I was overcome by a stifling wave of humid, windless heat. The leaves around me…

Nature is Trying to Kill Me

Many are the tales of unprepared explorers and pioneers who, having underestimated nature, fall victim to the dangers of the natural world. In spite of…