Extreme Exfoliation

Will likes to play the adventure/horror game Dead by Daylight. He was talking about an attack technique and described surreptitiously getting behind someone and spinning his chainsaw. I thought he said the technique was called back rubbing. It was actually called “back revving,” as in revving one’s chainsaw to scare the bejesus out of a […]

Destroying to Dream

Will was crushing dandelion heads with his hand, acting like a titan destroying cities and skyscrapers. This calls for bad poetry to go on the prowl again. On a day with sun, on a day with pride What’s better for a boy to do? Read books, need books? Or come outside with you? With you, […]

Municipalization

Most restaurants in the Portland metro have shut their doors because of COVID-19. Those that remain have cut back on service. Some have laid off staff entirely and have expressed no plans to reopen.  To prevent this cannibalization of the daily lunch fare, I suggest we take a page from the federal and state playbooks […]

Collective Settling

While on vacation, Amy convinced me to do my normal exercising and forget about reaching my 750 calorie goal, which, because of previous laziness, would have required extra effort. She said I needed to relax and enjoy vacation. I gave her crap because she’s equally as obsessive as I am, but she was right. We […]