Fables of the Deconstruction

Who are you?

When I was in college, I was introduced to a theory that the early success of the Beatles was due, in no small part, to the fact that their songs were loaded with pronouns.


To save face, General Motors should save Saturn

If you ever commit a serious crime, one that you perpetrate with others, if you are caught and urged to rat out your friends, remember this: He who makes the first deal gets the best deal.

Raised Relief

Silent note

I went on a day hike once in New Mexico with my older brother and sister. It was a pretty day, and the terrain, to a kid who had never been west of St. Louis, was otherworldly.

Suburban Turmoil

Bad Santa

“OK Punky, it’s time!” I kneel down beside my 4-year-old daughter, who is freshly scrubbed, beribboned and dressed in her holiday best.

Editor’s Note

WEB ONLY: Loosely connected thoughts on Louisville’s crisis of economy

In one of the better late-era episodes of “Seinfeld,” George Costanza, in a fit of pity, delivers a chair to the always-standing security guard at the Manhattan clothier owned by his we

Editor’s Note

Keep it real

Here’s the deal: Your economy is collapsing, more people than at any time in recent memory are without jobs, you have no money, you are trapped in your job out of so

Suburban Turmoil

A holiday to remember

“A girl starts walkin’, guys start gawkin’, sits down next to you and starts talkin’!” I’m rapping into a microphone before an audience consisting of my pa

Summary of My Discontent

Wii Fit diary

Day one: I finally found a Wii Fit online and snapped it up. It should be here in a couple of days.

Yep, I’m Gay

Gay, in two acts

Act I: “Gay day is finally here”

Dec. 10, which could be today, is national “Day Without a Gay” day.

Editor’s Note

Guillotine day at the C-J

By the time you read this, we’ll probably have in hand the casualty report for the latest round of layoffs at The Courier-Journal.