On Crappy Commutes

Nothing shakes my faith in humanity or ruins a morning’s contemplative work like a crappy rush hour drive. Regardless of how pleasant my day has…

My Life in Reality Television

Watching movies on Netflix’s internet streaming service is my second favorite thing to do, right behind eating toast. I like to keep up on the…

Sex and the Common Minnesotan

There is much to recommend life in Minnesota, the northernmost of the contiguous United States. The schools, for example, are very good. Okay, you’ve caught…

Now We Are Forty

Apologies to A.A. Milne. I am 40 now. I know. Believe me, no one is more surprised than I am. One minute, I’m a thirty-something…

Free Refills

Ah, the humble beverage. Whether you are a king or a peasant, you’d better have taken some fluid within the last couple of days, or…