I used to smoke. A lot. Three packs a day of Camels. And not the “what, you wearin’ panties?” filtered cigarettes either. I smoked filterless Camels. Nothing was going to get between me and that sweet, carcinogenic flavor of Turkish tobacco.… Read the rest
The latest crisis du jour? The stereotyped characters on The Simpsons are offensive to people who don’t like the stereotype.
I know: It’s a cartoon. That is the easiest, silliest response to this debate. It’s just a cartoon. It’s just a comedy.… Read the rest
Yet another school shooting, yet another day in gun-crazy America. The land of the free where you can’t afford health insurance, but by-gawd you can get a weapon designed to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time.… Read the rest
Paragraphs swirled; sentences snapped like twigs; and sentiments bled out. The usual, these days. I drag my vision across the page and process little. Half an hour later, I throw down the book and watch some Netflix.… Read the rest