Category: Ephemera

The Elements of Style

  Lets talk about the greatest book ever writed about writing. The elements Of style buy Strunk and White. Thats right. This’s the book you want if you want to learn about comas and periods and parent thesis and ellipticals among other, stuff. Its the best tool; you […]

Left-Wing Radical

I coach my 10-year-old son’s Little League team. We are the Phillies, which doesn’t really pain me as I don’t find their major league team all that offensive anymore. They had a good run for about 5 years, but then they got older, let some key players go […]

Something New to Worry About

So now it appears I have something new to worry about: cleavage wrinkles. Yeah, that’s right. Cleavage. Wrinkles. Because, you know, there’s not enough going on the world to keep me up at night. Until I read this article in the NY Times (the NY Times!! The Grey Lady! […]

Anti-Social Media

I was liberated today, or, what is it called when you chew off your own umbilical cord?  Birth?  Dogs and other animals chew off their own umbilical cords.  Now, I cannot imagine doing that.  As a matter of fact, I nearly passed out and cut my daughters big toe off when attempting […]

Sidney with an “I” not a “Y”

I’m going home in a couple weeks.  Home for me is Sidney, New York.  Population: around 5,000.  I love my hometown.  Although I moved away 16 years ago just after finishing graduate school, I have many fond memories of Sidney and I miss so many things about it.  […]

Big Pimpin’, Spendin’ Cheese

I love technology, I really do. I’m endlessly intrigued by the possibilities technology offers to make our lives better, more fun, and more productive. Yet, with technology replacing more and more aspects of our everyday lives, sometimes we miss out on those moments that can only happen when […]

Gary and the Kidney Stones

For the first 36 years of my existence on this earth, I was relatively healthy.  No major sicknesses.  No broken bones other than a nose re-adjustment courtesy of a stray elbow to my nose during a pickup basketball game in college.  No overnight stays in a hospital and […]