Summary of My Discontent

Attention angry mob: Focus!

One advantage to being outraged at all times is that when “populist outrage” like that currently aimed at Wall Street comes along, it barely registers a blip on your blood-pressure gaug

Yep, I’m Gay

Say it straight

Clarity is a fundamental principle of a successful sentence.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Nude as the news

Legend has it my great aunt Martha used to believe Mike Douglas could see into her living room when she watched his show, and that he was talking to her and could hear her when she talked bac


Clear as mud

Is Mayor Jerry Abramson guilty of malfeasance? Honestly, we don’t know.

Raised Relief

The elusive bird of paradise

Topping my list of reasons to be thankful that we don’t live in the Middle Age are:

Keeping Up with the Jones

U of L and the fight for justice

I made one of the most important professional decisions of my life in graduate school, when I decided to commit “discipline suicide.”

Summary of My Discontent

Is that a gun in your pocket?

When the Memphis Commercial Appeal recently added a searchable database of Tennessee gun owners to its website, I was crazy-jealous that we didn’t have that service available here.

Yep, I’m Gay

A life more ordinary

The unfortunate has finally happened: “The L Word,” the lesbian soap opera of Showtime, is no longer with us. Let’s all take a moment.

Fables of the Deconstruction

All along the watchtower

Enough with “Watchmen” already?


Richy Rich?

In Maryland, fishermen must adhere to a size and number limit for Rockfish. Watermen there are trying to assure the survival of the species.