Editor’s Note

Eyes wide open

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Rational nation

I’m all for committed relationships, but personally I’m just not the marrying type.

Raised Relief

Good old golden rule days

As the days grow shorter and cooler by degrees, so increaseth the glossy Sunday advertisements of painfully happy and fashionable children shilling for Levi’s, Nike and Trapper Keeper (which,

Fables of the Deconstruction

What is life?

A dedicated fan recently brought it to my attention that I ruined his ability to enjoy one of Hollywood’s finer recent entertainments because I revealed some significant detail from the prove

Summary of My Discontent

A meditation on meditation

Ultimately, all our difficulties arise from one basic illusion. We believe in the inherent existence of ourselves and all other phenomena.

Guest Commentary

Thinking about the unthinkable

Why should we think about the unthinkable?

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Wishful thinking

Did you see the full moon last week? Like a giant flashlight in the sky, it was hard to miss.

Raised Relief

Joyful uncertainty

What do Rush Limbaugh, Christopher Hitchins and your average militant Jihadi have in common outside of being complete assholes?

Guest Commentary

Keep judicial elections on the high road

The ideal justice system is symbolized by Lady Justice, the blindfolded goddess who holds perfectly balanced scales.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I must not think bad thoughts

Having a fairly skimpy budget for entertainment (after my cable bill, I have a pretty skimpy budget for groceries, too), I came up short on July 9, as I sadly realized I would not be able to