“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya,┬áThe Princess Bride I hear the word “mistake” used a lot these days. Thing is, I don’t think many people are using the word correctly. Take Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, for example. By now, most… Read More


I’ve shared a couple of songs here recently that held special meaning in my life and helped me navigate some of the darker times, and I’ve thought for a while about setting aside one post a week to shine a spotlight on more such songs. So, without further ado, welcome to the debut of “Tuneful… Read More


Four years ago, thank to Dan Gilbert and LeBron James, we all found out what Comic Sans font looked like. Shortly after “The Decision” was made by James to leave the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers to go the Miami Heat via free agency, Gilbert fired off one of the most bizarre hissy-fit letters in the history… Read More


Okay, you got me. I fell for it. You got what you wanted. But that’s it. No more. I’m done. I, like many internet dwellers this morning, checked the Yahoo! homepage this morning to find a story trumpeting the following headline: “Newspaper runs headline referring to President Obama as N-word.” Thinking that no one with… Read More


Before I get started, let me just clarify one thing: KFC is Kentucky Fried Chicken. That’s what I still call it most of the time, and that’s not just because I’m old and crotchety. However many years ago the company changed the name, they wanted to take the emphasis off the word “chicken” because they… Read More


As a result of my depression, I’ve been ashamed about a lot of things in my life that I didn’t really need to be. For instance, if I saw someone I knew at Walmart but decided I didn’t want to talk to them for some reason and ducked down an aisle to avoid them, I… Read More


I feel bad for Richard Martinez. I really do. Anyone who loses a child in as senseless an act of violence as Martinez lost his son, Christopher, is wholly deserving of our sympathy. Christopher Martinez was only 20 years old, a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was one of seven… Read More