Navigating Holiday Party

Navigating Holiday Events When You’re Not A Social Person

Hopefully, we respect ourselves enough to know that we are dynamic people who can’t be described adequately in one sentence. —Darrah Brustein ,  [email protected] You’ve been in this situation before: Someone you don’t want to disappoint has invited you to a holiday party full of people you don’t know and aren’t totally convinced Continue Reading

Surviving Holidays

Surviving The Holidays Without Hurting Anyone

Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays. —John Clayton I strongly dislike Black Friday and holiday sales in general. I find the greed sickening and the false notion that one is helping the economy is grossly ignorant. The economy Continue Reading

Why Black Friday Needs To End

Why Black Friday Needs To Not Happen (NSFW)

The days of waiting in line all night for a chance at a bargain need to be over.   [Note: The following article was originally published at Charles I. Letbetter Creative about this time last year, which is why some of the image content is NSFW. They kindly gave us Continue Reading

New bill introduced, president to resign

White House Announces Surveillance Program, Resignations

NOTICE: THIS IS SATIRE, NOT THE NEWS We know the headline grabbed your attention but we want to be extremely clear: what follows is satire, not the news. We want you to share the article, but please make sure everyone knows this is satire, not the news. There is enough of a Continue Reading

How to be single without starving

How To Survive Being Single Without Starving

Americans will eat garbage provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup. -Henry James My mother started early teaching me how to cook. She was convinced, even when I was a child, that I would likely grow up to be single and alone. Fortunately, at least for the larger portion of Continue Reading

god isn't real but santa's bringing presents

God Isn’t Real But Santa Claus Is Bringing Presents

“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.” ― David Sedaris Living with a seven-year-old around this time of year Continue Reading

Does my relationship give you the creeps

Does My Relationship Give You The Creeps?

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” –Actor Clint Eastwood to his wife, Dina Relationships are really big in the news rights now, specifically dysfunctional and largely illegal relationships. I hadn’t wanted to comment on any of the mess in Hollywood or New York or anywhere else because anything I Continue Reading

Blurred Lives

Finding Focus In A Blurred World

How strongly are we influenced by what we hear, what we see, and what we experience without ever actually giving the matter direct thought? Is there such a thing as an original thought any more or is everything merely a re-interpretation of what someone else created? [ed. note:  The Old Continue Reading

Death of the American Mall

Time Is Up For America’s Malls

“I think now, we think of malls as these things that double as minimum security prisons or something because they’re so boring to visit and so walled in, and now they’re not the cool, new place to be.” -Jan Rogers Kniffen I remember the first mall I ever visited. Woodland Continue Reading