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Sweet dreams

Last week, German researchers announced they’ve unlocked a way for people to control their dreams by zapping their sleeping brains with electricity.

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New holidays

If there’s one thing we Americans love, it’s our Jefferson-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of taking off our pants and sipping a few cold ones in the recliner.

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The election-year drinking game

OK, kids, gather ’round.

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Mr. Audience Participation

Hi. I’m Mr. Audience Participation. You might know me from such events as concerts, movies, plays, ballgames, meetings, presentations and speeches.

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My week of loving-kindness

My son Ben recently sent me a link to “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on YouTube.

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A snow baby

According to family lore, I was born during a snowstorm. My dad drove my mom to the hospital, all of two blocks away in our tiny Indiana town.

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Furniture Against Firearms

A gun-control organization is calling for the resignation of a state representative after her gun misfired in her Capitol Annex office.

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Death of a telephone

I recently conducted an experiment to see how long I could go without making a phone call. This was not a pursuit of pure science: Just before Christmas, my phone died.

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2014, the year in preview

Thanks to Google Street View’s new Higgs Boson plug-in, I’ve been able to explore the future, and I can now divulge what to expect in 2014. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Santa tells the NSA to ‘step off’

THE NORTH POLE — Santa Claus has formally asked the National Security Agency to immediately cease accessing his data servers, including his most sensitive data, the so-called “naughty/n