This is why the rest of the world laughs at us

The same day of the marathon bombing in Boston, 11 Americans were murdered by guns. The pregnant Breshauna Jackson was killed in Dallas, allegedly by her boyfriend. In Richmond, California, James Tucker III was shot and killed while riding his bicycle – assailants unknown. Nigel Hardy, a 13-year-old boy in Palmdale, California, who was being … [Read more…]

Maybe it is an Aries thing

Consider the following: April 14-15, 1865 – President Lincoln’s Assassination April 15, 1912 – RMS Titanic Sinking April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon Bombings April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Massacre April 17, 2013 – West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion April 18, 1983 – Beirut Embassy Bombing April 19, 1993 – Siege at Branch Davidian … [Read more…]

The hard truth from Mr. Ebert

Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. … [Read more…]

Spring has sprung

My last post with pictures of 3″-4″ of snow was taken on March 25. This is a screenshot of my phone taken last evening. About two and a half weeks.

2013 Birthday Horror-scope

Continuing my annual tradition of only buying a Washington Post once a year, here is today’s birthday horoscope: It’s a year of unusual pursuits through which you become more interesting to yourself and others. Attention will be lavished on you through the next four weeks. A bold move in your personal life might include some kind … [Read more…]

Short Circuit – The Kitchen

I always wondered what happened to Steve Guttenburg. In the weeks leading up to closing on my new home, I went through the standard process of having a home inspector come give the house the old hairy eyeball. At the time, I wasn’t so much worried about him finding something so erroneous that the home … [Read more…]

Irony, My name is Google Reader

How many of the world’s Internet nerds, info sponges, tech geeks, and lazy news collectors woke up this morning to the news that Google was shutting down their Reader service but did so through the sites they follow through Google Reader? How do you define Irony? Yes, like Obi-Wan said, a thousand souls all crying … [Read more…]

I’m stumped

The stump in the front yard conveyed with the house. And thus, like a bad piece of furniture or thick shag carpet, the stump became an unwanted, ugly piece of my new home. Unfortunately, I couldn’t list the stump on Craigslist… well, I COULD; FREE STUMP – YOU HAUL AWAY. But who the hells wants … [Read more…]