Keeping Up with the Jones
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I’m asking readers to make one for 2009. Stay engaged! That’s it. It might be harder than you think.
Summary of My Discontent
Once, in the land then known as the United States of America in the year 2008, there was a crisis of communication.
Yep, I’m Gay
When I was 16, Lyman T. Johnson told me, “Don’t let the wagon roll down the hill.”
Farrell Stephens was terrified the first time he shaved a man’s face with a straight razor.
Fables of the Deconstruction
When I was in college, I was introduced to a theory that the early success of the Beatles was due, in no small part, to the fact that their songs were loaded with pronouns.
If you ever commit a serious crime, one that you perpetrate with others, if you are caught and urged to rat out your friends, remember this: He who makes the first deal gets the best deal.
I went on a day hike once in New Mexico with my older brother and sister. It was a pretty day, and the terrain, to a kid who had never been west of St. Louis, was otherworldly.