Cultural Literacy, American Style

Cultural Literacy, American Style

A Partially Complete and Completely Partial Survey of Sorts Disclaimer: My boss, a highly intelligent gentleman eminently well-educated in his field of Finance, has frequently called me “a font of useless knowledge,” largely due to my (compared to his)...
Poll: Know The End of Your Life

Poll: Know The End of Your Life

  Robert Heinlein’s first published short story was about a man who invented a machine that could predict your demise. In Life-Line, Dr. Pinero has devised a device that can look at your life through time, described as a “pink worm,” and predict when you would...
Poll: Foreign Vehicles or American Pieces of Shit?

Poll: Foreign Vehicles or American Pieces of Shit?

  So, we’ve recently returned from a trip back to Phoenix to retrieve the rest of our belongings. Because said belongings occupied about 22 cases (plus shelving), we rented a larger vehicle than either of the ones we own. It happened to be a Ford...
Poll: City, Suburb, Small Town, Rural?

Poll: City, Suburb, Small Town, Rural?

Over the course of my life, I’ve lived in all of these settings. Each had distinct advantages and disadvantages. Do you have a preference? If so, what characteristics line up on the pro and con sides? Have you been able to live where you prefer for a majority of...
Poll: City, Suburb, Small Town, Rural?

Poll: Most significant year of your life (so far)

Earlier today, Fd’A and were chatting and he mentioned that he had a particularly significant year, full of huge happenings in his life. I asked him how old he was and he replied that he turned 21 during the course of that year. I’ve had a few significant...