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Summary of My Discontent

This plane can fly

I once sat on an airplane next to a jittery fellow who’d never flown before.

Raised Relief

Blanket of freedom

On the Fourth of July, late in the evening, we sat on a bench overlooking a field of native grasses out in the county.

Stop Calling Me Surly

Hillary for V.P.

Joe Biden wants a donation.

Guest Commentary

Invisible workers

A Sudanese refugee relays the hardships faced by Louisville’s immigrant workforce

Fables of the Deconstruction

Turn on the news

“New York Times said it was the coldest winter in 17 years. I didn’t feel so cold then.”
Bob Dylan, “Talkin’ New York”

Summary of My Discontent

Please watch where you’re going

The first time I threw up blood, it turned out not to be blood. I was probably 6 years old, though I’m not really sure.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The great myth

The latest issue of Time magazine examines the “History of the American Dream.” It’s an interesting read and relevant on national, local and personal levels.

Raised Relief

Reductio ad Absurdum

One could be forgiven for declining to read, or being otherwise indifferent, to my numerous and varied rants against bumper stickers over the past few years.

Stop Calling Me Surly

A many-splendored market

It had been a bleak week. Addiction, secrets and lies had ended a friendship. For the second time this month, an obituary memorialized a friend of my parents.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Would you like to have something to eat?

I feel sorry for you. I really do. My life is just so perfect! I don’t know how anyone else wakes up in the morning not being me.