The Perfect High

The Perfect High There once was a boy named Gimme-Some-Roy… He was nothin’ like me or you, ’cause laying back and getting high was all he cared to do. As a kid, he sat in the cellar…sniffing airplane glue. And then he smoked banana peels, when that was the thing to do. He tried aspirin […]

What Is This Feeling?

I feel inspired. It’s Monday but I feel enraged with passion, like my insides are about to burst. I don’t usually feel that way on Monday, or not on most days. Who knows how long this feeling will last, but right now I don’t care. I’m content. This is often triggered by reminiscing. I went […]

Who Is More Humble?

“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”  ― Carl Sagan

FCC You Later

Amid the discussions surrounding Comcast and the F.C.C. and (the perils of) net neutrality, I find myself in continuous thought regarding why this country continually allows for the big fish to swallow the minnows. Comcast is a big fish, a shark or whale in the pantheon of providing cable and Internet service to Americans. It […]

Nicotine & Ferraris

A joke about a guy and his non-smoking colleague: “How long have you been smoking for?” the colleague asks. “Thirty years,” says the smoker. “Thirty years!” marvels the co-worker. “That costs so much money. At a pack a day, you’re spending $1,900 a year. Had you instead invested that money at an 8 percent return for […]