Raised Relief

Internal audit

I’ve been fretting lately.

Editor’s Note

All I want for …*

My family celebrates Christmas.

Summary of My Discontent

A Christmas fable

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

Milk’s wagon is rolling away

When I was 16, Lyman T. Johnson told me, “Don’t let the wagon roll down the hill.”

Editor’s Note

WEB-ONLY: Market inefficiencies

To Whom It May Concern:

Editor’s Note

Endorsement: The shave

Farrell Stephens was terrified the first time he shaved a man’s face with a straight razor.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Who are you?

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.


To save face, General Motors should save Saturn

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.

Raised Relief

Silent note

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.

Suburban Turmoil

Bad Santa

“OK Punky, it’s time!” I kneel down beside my 4-year-old daughter, who is freshly scrubbed, beribboned and dressed in her holiday best.