It must be hell down there. Abandon all hope, all ye who enter the on ramp. Souls trapped in cars, bladders screaming for relief, precious fuel burning while the motor wears as it idles. Trapped in the end game of the myth of the open road. Some bought the fast car, when the truth is … More The Airborne Traffic Report
Is there anything more obnoxious than leaf blowers? The guy across the street from me had one. You know the kind, they sound like this: Arghhhhhhhhhh! He also had cancer and so was off work. Apparently this made him bored. After he had finished blowing all the leaves on the ground into the street, he … More Leaf Blowers
It is a year later, I ride the bus to the next annual installment of the same seminar. I alight from the bus and head toward the convention center in a light rain. A man with an electric guitar presides at the covered entrance to a retail shop, not yet open, and his long lingering … More Blade Runner
I had been having some discomfort, and mentioned it when confirming a teeth cleaning for next week last Friday. Dr. No got me in right away for an exam then, and scheduled the procedure in a fortnight; the prescription: root canal. I didn’t think much of it really, just a bit of pain in an … More Nerve Die: James Bond’s Root Canal
I came out of the grocery store in Ballard to find tucked into the door handle of my car an advert from a local Psychic. She promises if you phone her she will answer one question without charge. What shall I ask?
Congratulations Mr. President! Your on Jeopardy! Thank you Alex, I take Software for 100. Very well Mr. President. here’s the first answer: This President’s Administration relied too heavily on immigrants from India working for a known failure, Verizon, when launching his signature piece of legislation. Who is Barrack Hussian Obama? That is correct, next category … More Obamacare! You’re on Jeopardy!
And so it has come to pass that the latest revelation about sexual abuse has been brought against the Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Counsel and their sponsors. With this suit comes a flood of memories, not all good, but none awful. Media reports the abuse occurring at two of the scout camps I … More Modern Motto: Be Prepared for Anything