George Carlin and Cinnamon Whores

Let's get one thing straight: I am a whore for cinnamon. Not a literal whore. Chill out. But I do love cinnamon flavored anything. Cinnamon ice cream. Cinnamon coffee. Cinnamon Coca Cola is one of my favorite things of all time. What I am not a whore for is Oreos. I dislike Oreos, a great … Continue reading George Carlin and Cinnamon Whores

Appreciation of Women and Hork Buckets

Well. It's column day. I'm following through on my commitment to parenting quotes. I almost never read the paper. I spend all day in the newsroom and all of the reporters know what one another is working on. I don't need to read it. But I do always check out the layout and I'm always … Continue reading Appreciation of Women and Hork Buckets

Tarot Tuesday and Towers of Destruction

I'm late. I'm so late! I'm sorry. I scored Jan Brett coverage yesterday, though, so I couldn't get it done. Some things are mas importante. So. The Tower is this week's major arcana card.  It's another one of those dark and gloomy jobs. I dig it. It matches my soul. Not kidding. Okay. But The … Continue reading Tarot Tuesday and Towers of Destruction

A Caramel Macchiato and Detective Chimenti

I set up a pretty significant interview last week. I set up interviews, and conduct interviews, every single day. They are not difficult. Rarely do they make me nervous or hesitant. I've discovered that the silver bullet for social anxiety is to manipulate your life such that every interaction takes place solely with the focus … Continue reading A Caramel Macchiato and Detective Chimenti

Functional Poverty and Your Hard Earned Tax Money

This started out as a response to a Facebook comment from someone with absolutely no insight into how bright their privilege burns in their thoughtless response to a simple "be kind" meme Clearly, it grew swiftly and viciously out of control, becoming entirely inappropriate even for the most dedicated and zealous of keyboard warriors to … Continue reading Functional Poverty and Your Hard Earned Tax Money