Editor’s Note

With friends like these ...

I recently unfriended my first Facebook “friend,” and it was truly liberating. In fact, the only shame stems from the fact that it took so long.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Gimme some truth

I recently ran across a copy of “Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks,” a collection of articles and profiles that I hadn’t seen, as well as transcriptions of what seems

Summary of My Discontent

First world diary

Day One: We’ve arrived in the United States on our mission trip. We are in a state called Kentucky in a village called Louisville. It is a land of plenty.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Guess who’s not coming to dinner

Nothing reminds me of the important stuff in life quite like a funeral. Last week, the father of a friend passed away.

Emotional Weather Report

The last long goodbye

Stalin, while teaching his soldiers the easiest, most brutal way to instill loyalty, took a perfectly healthy chicken and violently plucked out each and every one of its feathers.

Raised Relief

Attention to detail

There are a few Buddhist monks who live across the street from me.

Fables of the Deconstruction


When I left for vacation, I promised I would return, and I have, but something has changed. I used to feel an almost supernatural responsibility to the Truth.

Summary of My Discontent

Hell is Real

In a stunning development, hell is real. The announcement began appearing recently on billboards across rural Kentucky.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Oh no she didn’t

Have you ever had one of those moments when the world seemed to slow down and get quiet long enough for you to realize something significant was happening to you?

Raised Relief

For lovers indeed

I’m pretty impressed by you, Louisville, Ky., and I love you.

Maybe I haven’t said that enough lately.