2020 Bibliopathy Report

I have a problem. It’s books. I acquire them armloads at a time. Many go unread for years. They are insulating the house, I think. To this and other rationalizations, my wife, Amy, rolls her eyes, but she’s got a bad case of bibliopathy herself. She just hides it with e-books and library checkouts. We […]

Social Distancing Enforcement

Unless you are a mole person, living in a bunker, without television, radio, or internet access because you feared a pandemic and its propaganda machine (kudos to you, by the way, for being forward-thinking), you’ve heard of COVID-19. Each year’s fad, crisis, and trend brings its additions to the lexicon. This year’s muy importante term […]

Little Meth Lab on the Back 40

I could get offended. I was born in Iowa. My family still lives in Iowa. Iowa has a huge tech presence in Des Moines. Outsiders who’ve never visited are generally ignorant about how modern Iowa is. But mainstream Iowa doesn’t make the humor ground fertile. So instead of getting offended, I’m going to get funny. […]