Tagged: writing


You took a sip, from the devil’s cup

I was talking to a friend a little while ago about how it takes much more evergy and effort to remain nice and polite, basically to be “the nice guy,” and how much it can suck. Manners get confused with...



Boing Boing led me to the following essay: Shame, by Pam Noles And I remember answering, maybe they didn’t have black people back then. He said there’s always been black people. I said but black people can’t be wizards and...


you are cordially not invited

Just a little something that came up throughout the weekend… This is a very social season, so it’s expected that there are a lot of parties going on, all the time. And of course not everyone is going to be...


The Lazy-Ass Gourmet

After having to tell Jenifer that Sara Moulton was not Sandra Lee of “semi-homemade” fame and watching way too many “not just cooking shows anymore” promo spots on Food Network, I’ve been finding a lot of sites from people that...


Adventures in tidyland

Tonight continued my cleaning up with a brief break to make dinner, and unfortunately pay my cable and Internet bill since when I got home it was out. Stupid me, because it almost ruined my streak of having at least...


method acting, crucifix style

Ended up doing a lot since last Thursday. Normally when co-workers ask how my weekend was, my default answer is “Oh I didn’t do too much,” but the Mondays this summer, I’ve had to stop myself and realize that my...


looking for what?

How bad is it that when a spam message comes in with the Subject: women looking for IT!, I immediately wonder how I got on the DC Web Women’s e-mail list? Such. A. Geek.


ain’t but two of ’em straight, and both of them ugly

Sermons Without Stereotypes Eugene Robinson writes, I’m not saying that all or even most of the choir directors in all or even most of the black churches in the country are gay. I’m just reporting that in my observation, at...



There aren’t many people going for the water today, that could be due to the cold & dreary weather, or it could be the seemingly endless numbers of jellyfish arising from the ocean. So far I’ve seen them multiple days...