Fun with Shrapnel

The first rule: WRITE

Above my desk, there is a picture of Neil Gaiman, a printout with his rules for writing, and a mask of Mitch McConnell with crossed eyes added.

Summary of My Discontent

Pyramid discovery reveals ancient man’s struggle with insomnia

 A robot examining a narrow chamber has found 4500-year-old graffiti written on a wall of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Guest Commentary

A public defender's response to 'Deadbeat' TV and 'public shaming'

It takes a very special type of bully to be proud of publicly shaming our poorest neighbors. About a month ago, a man named Tom Fawbush took to the air to defend one of his employees.

Editor’s Note

Mitch McConnell comes out of the Obamacare closet

Dave Berry couldn’t make this up (“this actually happened”).

In Visible Ink

#WeAreTheSouth #SomosElSur

As we begin LGBT History Month in October, I am excited to share with you all  the details of an exciting new social media photo campaign called #WeAreTheSouth /#SomosElSur.

Stop Calling Me Surly

State of hyper-piety

When state lawmakers return to Frankfort and the games reconvene in January, they will turn their backs on “God” in committee rooms.

Editor’s Note

All that was once good, and that could be again

James Earl Jones, in the classic movie “Field of Dreams,” described the game of baseball this way:

Keeping Up with the Jones

Why demonizing others makes us feel better

I find no advantage in parroting points made by every pundit, blogger or pop social media analyst out there.

Summary of My Discontent

The thrill of privacy

By all accounts, we live in a post-privacy world.

Editor’s Note

The Fruition Era

This week’s feature story, my first, is about “Resurfaced,” a project orchestrated by City Collaborative, a nonprofit that undertakes short-term, achievable projects to enhance Lo