I think tiny hamsters in votive holders are cute. However, I would not advocate using a hamster as a candle.

On The Sad Parents of #Gamergate

Hello! Sad Parent here!

There is a big upside to GamerGate at our house in that we are actually all sitting around the table talking (arguing) about something, instead of everyone staring at various screens, shoving food into their mouths, oblivious to the people sitting next to them.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm 4

On Gamergate in Posterity

I have a 17 year old son and trying to point out the actual facts in this story is like trying to convince a rabid 70 year old FOX viewer that Obama is not a terrorist, born on Mars, here to take your guns.
"It's about ethics, mom. Don't you care about ETHICS?"

He's not down with the death threats though, so I guess Yay?

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:30 am 0

On Star Born

Oh dear.

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0

On News Utterly Broken

But how can I eat my Chipotle Chicken Panini without my AR15?

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0

On How to Say Hello in American

@Gef the Talking Mongoose Make sure she knows she must not answer anything other than "good" or "fine" in the Midwest. If she has problems, that's her business. The rest of us don't need to know about that. And for goodness sakes, do NOT answer "I'm WELL, thank you, and you?" Because that's just showing off. You might as well just say you're better than the rest of us.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0

On Have You Considered Your Leaders' Optics Lately?

And wear a damn tie. It proves you're presidential.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

On Premium Gore

Yes, it's gory...but stay for the beauty. The shot of the nurse rushing down the street all in white, except a tiny splash of red, against the grey/black background has not left my mind for a week. It was a stunning shot, set to a score that had nothing to do with the time period and it made me think I was watching something very different for TV.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 9:06 pm 0

On On Giving Up

I've always liked Ken Layne...on politics, the environment, travel, family, whatever. He's just really good.

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 12:19 am 0

On Do You Have a Question for Evelyn Everlady?

Went back and read all these pieces again...so good.
Then I got all sad when I read the comments. Where did all these commenters go? I hope they are OK and leading exotic, exciting lives in places so fabulous, so remote that the internet can not reach them:)


Posted on June 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm 2

On Human vs. Citi Bike: New York's Secret Struggle

The struggle is real.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0