Opinion

WallCare

I’m starting to think this building a wall thing is a big tease. Sure, it’s only 100 days or so into the Trump presidency, and I suppose no one could have expected it to be done in such a short amount of time, but eventually, they’re either going to start…

Thanks for Noticing …

Perhaps this scene is familiar in your own home: “Hey, what are you watching?” I asked my wife innocently. “This Is Us,” she quietly replied while pensively hugging a cup of coffee close. “Oh,” I said. “How is it?” She didn’t answer right away. She took a thoughtful sip. “It’s…

Casting a Wider Net

Us old people remember a time when we could listen to music and news on this thing called a radio. There were two flavors, FM and AM, where the former usually played most of the music and the latter was the domain of the talk shows. While most people my…

The Lab

I’ve always loved learning how things are made. As a child, I used to take apart things around the house and put them back together all the time. I guess I was just curious about how things worked. That didn’t stop when I began paying more attention to music. My…

What If the Sky Is Actually Falling?

I think I’m starting to develop a new kind of stress syndrome. Every time I’m watching local television and a news alert pops up, I jump, like I’m watching a scary movie. My phone buzzes with an update from the New York Times, and I want to toss it across…

Dear Bocephus

Dr. Bocephus Chigger has a doctorate in law and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He also minored in communications, so he knows how to talk to all of you people about your so-called “problems.” In the past, Dr. Bocephus has borrowed questions from illustrious figures in the advice column game…

Trying to Make Peace with DST

I hate spring. I know what you’re saying: Hating spring is like hating puppies. I love puppies, I assure you, but spring can go fuck itself. Sure, the blooming flowers are pretty or whatever, but then all that pollen gets released into the air, and it makes me be all,…

Go to Your Happy Place

One month into a Trump presidency and the world appears to be jacked. I’d say we were completely fucked, but my editors don’t like it when I swear in the first sentence of my articles. If you have eyes or ears, I’m pretty sure our current calamity is not news…

The Life Inside Me

You may have missed it with all the political hullabaloo that’s going on every day, but NASA announced that it found seven Earth-sized planets—including three that may be capable of supporting life—orbiting the Trappist-1 star, a mere 39 light-years away! Trappist-1 is the little dwarf star that could. It’s only…