Thanksgiving and Self-Defense

Some people are vegetarians because they think it’s cruel to slaughter animals. I eat turkey for the exact opposite reason—a preemptive strike against the bellicose beasts. It all started when my Dad (for 25 years the owner of Shaw and Tenney, manufacturers of the world’s finest wooden paddles) asked me to make a delivery to … Continue reading "Thanksgiving and Self-Defense"

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You’re in all my thoughts

An apology ahead of time for the pun in the title. I am going to address a rarely broached subject, and I warn you, this might be uncomfortable. However, society needs its gadflies to shine a light into the darkness, to be a voice of logic amidst overboard fiscal frugality, architectural corner-cutting, and obvious offenses … Continue reading "You’re in all my thoughts"

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You can’t judge a book by its cover (unless you’re an idiot)

Let’s pretend you knew nothing about, say, how to make a G chord, and I said, “Well, idiot, let me show you”. I bet you’d be pissed. Calling someone an idiot or a dummy is not only politically incorrect, and not only incredibly rude, but it’s by definition inaccurate. (If you actually met the dictionary … Continue reading "You can’t judge a book by its cover (unless you’re an idiot)"

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I heard the news today…oh boy

Several years ago I heard about a law suit (I recall it was in Colorado) brought by a citizen’s action group against the area’s local television networks, the crux of which was that the defendant stations would be required to either: Stop calling their news broadcasts “News”, or Actually report News The prosecution contended that, … Continue reading "I heard the news today…oh boy"

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