Raised Relief

I live here

Don’t be alarmed, but you are very likely misremembering some things.

Fables of the Deconstruction


Last Thursday morning, while listening to Laurie Anderson’s Big Science on my iPod, I went to pour some milk in my coffee, and the little plastic ring from the milk

Summary of My Discontent

How to drive women wild

When German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve its new Viagra-like drug for women, the Internet’s jabbering classes became obses

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

All the Pride we can get

The word pride itself has several definitions, some of which seem to oppose each other.

Keeping Up with the Jones

South Carolina, Snooki and other things that make you say, 'Hmm'

When George W.

Raised Relief

Message for the future

Outside my window right now, nothing seems terribly out of place — holly, oak, elm, hydrangea. House finch, cardinal, robin, squirrel. Buddhist, biker, sky-blue-sky.

Editor’s Note

I can do better

I was mindlessly dawdling on Facebook last week, absorbing all sorts of trivial information, when I encountered a horrific image.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Father and son

I recently caught myself making a “Tch!” noise and scrunching my face the same way my dad does when something inconsequential goes wrong.

Summary of My Discontent

Advancing the status quo

The following is the text of a recent speech to the National Inertia Guild by Biff Crowningshield Bredwell III of Indian Hills, winne

Guest Commentary

A call for change

For the past several weeks, I have been glued to the television, horrified by images of the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster on the Gulf of Mexico.