Summary of My Discontent

150 years of Thunder

As we gather on our city’s front porch to celebrate Thunder Over Louisville’s sesquicentennial on Saturday, it’s important to take a look back at Thunder’s storied his

Summary of My Discontent

Fake Issue: Ask a dead Louisvillian

As a public service, Summary of My Discontent invited a select panel of dead Louisvillians to answer questions from readers.

Raised Relief

Citizens Untied

I’ve got some bumper stickers on my truck I think are pretty cool, but in all likelihood, they are just as stupid and meaningless as yours.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Mad world

My friend Marcus went to see “Les Misérables” at the Kentucky Center last week.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The Outlaw Phillip Bailey

I like outlaws. Not the commonly encountered criminals — drug dealers, thieves, murderers, most politicians and many preachers.

Summary of My Discontent

Halo, it’s me

Every Tuesday, I go to lunch with my son Ben. We’ve been doing this on and off for most of his 25 years.

Raised Relief

Rebuilding year my tail-feather

When people discover you’re a fan of one sport, they commonly assume you are a fan of, or at least conversant about, all sports. This is not the case.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Drive my car

I knew I was teasing the beast when I posted the Bertrand Russell quote about religion as my status on Facebook last week, but I never expected the epic thread of (150+) comments that followed.

Summary of My Discontent

Getting serious about national debt

With a federal debt of $14 trillion and annual deficits running nearly $1.5 trillion, the United States must take swift austerity measures or risk losing its No. 1 NCAA ranking.

Raised Relief

‘What the %#!@’ for $1,000, Alex

First we taught them to wake up before us and make our coffee.

Then we programmed them to sing for Britney Spears when she didn’t feel up to the task.