The Empty Well

I wonder if what I think of as “Depression” is actually just a period of creative recharge. It does always seem to come after a period of high productivity and it would make sense that the energy I… Read More

The Obsolete Man

Work. In its simplest case, you hunt or you gather and you eat. The tribe works together to make sure everyone is fed and clothed and protected. That’s one of those self-reinforcing unwritten laws that works fine until… Read More

Pixels

It’s too bad Adam Sandler got his hands on the Pixels property. His group is so lazy their movies are the cinematic equivalent of a shart.

Meeting New People

I’ve been watching the PBS series First Peoples lately.  What I find most interesting about it is that studies of our DNA shows that modern humans interbred with the Denisovan and Neanderthal branches of the family tree. The… Read More

Phone Etiquette

People who have dropped their phone into the toilet before have a very specific way of picking it up.

Modern Times

I accidentally watched an episode of Undercover Boss last year.  This was one of those drive-by viewings where you turn on the TV, the show is on and your Id can’t look away no matter how much your… Read More

Cardboard

There are days when my brains feel like cheap, imported cardboard.  Not quality, American made cardboard, mind you, but the sketchy imported stuff.  This is one of those days.

Dopamine

The thing that makes life exciting, and therefore worth living, is a sense of wonder and newness. You get that sense of wonder and newness from a thing called dopamine, a chemical and its associated receptors in your… Read More

Mediocrity

Imagine if you went to the movies and saw something intense like Fury Road. Then you came home and turned on a double overtime football game.  And then, just to wind down before bed, you watched an episode… Read More

Centaurs

I overheard two guys arguing about whether they would have sex with a Centaur the other day and it was obvious from the way they were going back and forth that one of them was thinking of the… Read More