My Christmas Wish List Proves That Christmas is for Kids, And Also That I’m An Old Fart

Dear Santa, It’s that time of year! I tested two cookie recipes yesterday. Do you prefer almond or chocolate? Nevermind, we’re going to eat them all before Christmas. I’ll make more. I’m writing to you because it’s tradition, because it’s expected, because you work so hard to bring happiness to our homes, and I ought…… Continue reading My Christmas Wish List Proves That Christmas is for Kids, And Also That I’m An Old Fart

civic duty · politics · tarot

Moderate in 2017, part 2

I’ve been thinking about the term “moderate” because lately, I’ve been failing to self-moderate. (For those following along with my post categories, I placed this in “tarot” because it is a meditation on Temperance as much as a recounting of political exploits over the past few days.) I deactivated my Facebook account for this reason,…… Continue reading Moderate in 2017, part 2


Confessions of a Grade School Goth

Guys, I want to explain something, albeit 17 years late: When I started wearing black as the dominant staple in my wardrobe, back in 7th grade, my classmates speculated tirelessly about the reasons. It was a boring town. Yet even then in the early naughts, I suspect they could have found something better to do…… Continue reading Confessions of a Grade School Goth

civic duty · politics

Moderate in 2017

I am a moderate. I think I was raised moderate, which is less interesting than being raised liberal or conservative. My mother is an independent. My father is a conservative, but dude┬ásurprises┬áme sometimes. He’s not exactly open, but he’s not exactly closed. When he’s open, sometimes I’m surprised that he disagrees with me (for instance:…… Continue reading Moderate in 2017