Opinion

Leave Bigfoot Alone!

I’d lie and say writing this column is difficult. I probably should, because it’s always late. I should say that it takes me days to figure out what to write about, but really, it just takes me days to actually sit down and do it. I’m a procrastinator. And a…

A Nightmare of Epic Proportions

I must be certifiably insane. To some this may not be a revelation; in fact, admitting it has been a long time coming. How do I know I’m insane? There have been signs in the past: attachment issues, light compulsiveness, depression, self-abuse”¦ But in the end, it took three years…

Five Rings to Rule Them All

It’s finally upon us. Every four years the countries of the world put aside their differences (sort of) and get together in an overwhelming display of unity and competition. The Olympics are always a spectacle, and over the years have played host to some of the most dramatic moments in…

The Moral of the Story Is…

The Dark Knight came out this past weekend. As of this writing, I still haven’t seen it. And it’s driving me crazy. I’m afraid to read reviews on Google. I’ve sequestered myself in my studio apartment. Right now–as I type–theaters in cinemas across the nation are filled with men, women,…

Hands (and Brain) Free!

If we have known each other for longer than a year, you probably are aware of my issues with cell phones. Here is a fun fact: I did not have any form of on-person communication until I was 27 years old. That includes pagers, two-ways or cell phones. Unless you…

Collateral Damage

The ongoing battle between Viacom and Google entered a cultural quagmire as a judge on July 2 ordered the latter to hand over all records of every video ever watched on YouTube. Google, which owns YouTube, will have to release a staggering 12 terabytes of data (a terabyte is equal…

Supermarket Sweep!!!

I have a love/hate relationship with food. I love to eat it, cook it, talk about it, learn about it and dream about it, but I hate shopping for it. Once a week my body cringes as I prepare my list and head off into the unknown. It’s not that…

The Plane Truth

Some of you believe that air travel is a great thing. For the rest of us, flying is like death. And like death, air travel shares the same five stages of mourning. Denial comes first: “God I hope this flight won’t suck.” We convince ourselves that it will be different…

Ice, Ice, Baby

This has been a busy week for me. In addition to my normal duties, I’ve also been tending to my neighbors’ cats and garden while they’re away on vacation. It’s very rewarding and very stressful work. The cats have taken a shine to me. Now when I approach, they don’t…

Canada: More than America’s Hat, Eh!

I used to be like you. “Canada” was a word that brought forth images of draft dodgers, hockey and Howie Mandel. It shared brain space with such phrases as “take off, hoser,” and “beauty, eh.” To me, Canada was little more than America’s hat; and not a cool hat, but…