My symbolic trip to McCarthyism…

“Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator…. You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” In this example, I was the lad. And the Senator was the salesman who showed up to sell me carpeting. I’ve got this small room that I’m […]

Dude, that’s hot…

So I’m at a bar in Adams Morgan. It’s a nice bar with good people, good music, and beer. My buddy says, “hey how ’bout some nachos?” I concur. Then he says, “do you like hot sauce?” I do. “Try this, but just a drop.” I do. 2 beers, a glass of milk (yes milk), […]

There’s no place like home …

Last night, as I sat watching the Celtics crumble during the 4th quarter, I couldn’t help but wonder about the power of “home.” It’s pervasive across everything … The Celtics, 36-10 on the road all year, can’t seem to win a road game in the playoffs. Fortunately, they’ve got home court advantage and they’ll crush […]

Am I a middle-aged housewife!?

I have a love/hate relationship with the gym. Everyone does. For me though, it’s a personal test of my own impatience for both results and boredom. Rippling muscles don’t come overnight, and you can’t get your cardio done in 5 minutes. Though, I feel modern medicine should be looking for ways to make both of […]

But it’s free …

Yay for Radiohead! Yay for NIN! Yay for the millions of other people who gave their music away for free. Free is good, free is easy, free is … well, free. Wait a minute. Is it good? What happened to the expression “you get what you pay for?” Since when do we walk into a […]