Before you get your suspenders all twisted up in an uncomfortable, constricting knot (and that goes for both the over-the-shoulder variety as well as the around-the-calves-to-hold-up-my-Mad-Men-esque-black-socks), there will be no history lessons associated with this post. Which is not to say it won’t become some kind of lesson for the children of tomorrow, a cautionary … Continue reading An Independence Day primer
It typically happens three, four times a year, maybe. It's not frequent. But sometimes, just every so often, I unintentionally cover myself in such a dark, grumpy, curmudgeonly cloud that Ebenezer Scrooge himself would raise an (excessively bushy) eyebrow at me and say, "Damn, who dropped the fire ants down his skirt?" The Puddinette and … Continue reading Rising from the ashes of your own angst
If you're anything like me – and let's be honest, here, who wouldn't want to be exactly like me? – you come home after a long day at the office, slip into your evening jacket, shake yourself up an ice cold martini, and leisurely peruse the day's mail while puffing on a pre-dinner pipe in … Continue reading Political Mailers: Effective Marketing or Pointless Evidence of a System Run Amuck?