Opinion

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…

Do You Hear Me Now?

As much as I hate Facebook, I love Facebook. It’s an awful cesspool that brings out the worst in people, sort of like an Internet comments section that exists only for comments and swirls on in perpetuity. It’s also a furtive breeding ground for conspiracy theories and hasty responses to…

Outside the 9-to-5: Roadtrippin’ on a Whim – Utah

My bedroom door opened at the crack of dawn and my roommate pounced on me with glee in her eyes. “I have a week off! Let’s go on an adventure!” she squealed. Moments like these make me melt a little bit inside—anyone stoked on exploring a new place on a…

You Guys, It’s Really Not That Bad

I’m going to try to be delicate here. I know people are easily offended nowadays … Hey, I can get that way too, much to my chagrin. So, in an effort to be discrete, I’m going to try to not mention any names, mostly because I think this one Big…

Speaking for The Donald?

The media has been in a tizzy over revelations that presidential candidate and world class blowhard Donald Trump pretended to be his own spokesman during phone interviews with them in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Members of the press have accused him of using names like John Miller, John Barron and…

On the Hook

Coming back to Hulu has affected my life positively in many ways. First and foremost, it’s freed me up to take some cash out of my monthly laundry budget, because all this sitting around binge-watching bullshit all day has allowed me to wear the same clothes for days at a…