Opinion

Release the Lions

Back in 2000, a group of friends and I got really hooked on season two of the TV show Survivor. I didn’t watch season one, or any season since, but for some reason (probably because we just needed an excuse to get together and drink beer) we met weekly to…

Send in the Clowns

I guess there’s no turning back now. The Republicans and Democrats finished up their National Conventions, and you could hear the nation take a deep breath in order to take a moment and prepare for the shit show that’s going to unfold itself over the next three months for the…

Got to Solve ‘Em All

There is a plague sweeping the nation and it appears that no one is immune, not even me. Fortunately, the Olympics have yet to conclude, so I’m not referring to the Zika virus; that’s coming next month. Today, I’m talking about Pokémon Go, and that shit has officially gone bananas….

Rio Hellympics 2016

We can thank the ancient Greeks for this mess; they created the Olympics. Now, every four years a city is chosen to host the greatest athletes in the world for a few weeks of summer sports. We call it the Summer Olympics and being selected by the International Olympic Committee…

Go Go Godzilla

You may be running low on hope. I wouldn’t blame you. I can’t even keep track of all the tragic acts of violence that have been taking place over the past month. These range from an attempted military coup in Turkey; to yet another act of terrorism in Nice, France;…

After Work

Can we all just agree that going to work every day isn’t really that tight? I understand that some people have convinced themselves that they’re “motivated” or “driven” or whatever bullshit cover letter keyword they’ve chosen to embrace. But typically, those people are driven by the purported rewards of work—…

Wish You Were Here

Where did you spend your Fourth of July? A barbecue? That’s pretty sweet. But all the smoked ribs in the world just aren’t as cool as swinging by Jupiter. That’s where the Juno satellite ended up this Independence Day. Assuming everything went according to plan (as of this writing on…

Jupiter Ascending Into Uranus

When the rigors of life have taken their toll, there is nothing better than relaxing in front of the TV with a good movie. A comedy can lighten a sour mood and a drama can make me think more deeply, but perhaps my favorite genre is science fiction. Science fiction…

It’s a Slam Dunk

Hi. My name is James, and I felt the Bern. Perhaps I shouldn’t have used the past tense there. I still like Mr. Sanders. But I’m just feeling like this whole campaigning for president thing has run its course and it’s time to shut it down. Yes, I voted for…

Make It Yo’ Damn Self!

I love food, probably more than I should, but it’s a love affair I am not ready to end at this time. Good food gives me comfort. It feeds my mind, body and soul and sometimes there are even leftovers. While I enjoy dining out, to me there is nothing…