For years I’ve had a character that’s gotten me out of many uncomfortable silences (and caused a few): Gay redneck, … Continue reading Nothing like a somewhat obscure caricature fulfilled
I was probably 5 or 6 when I received my first doctor’s kit but was disappointed with the thermometer. Always … Continue reading Sexual assault with a rogue Crayola
I’ve written about my paternal grandfather (not to be confused with my infamous step-grandfather) before. Pop Pop Boone was a … Continue reading Thanksgiving in Toomsboro
Particularly when he’s critical of a certain Oscar-winning screenwriter‘s new film, “J. Edgar”: For now, we have another miscalculation in … Continue reading I’m not above quoting Rex Reed
A new biography on the life of Walter Payton alleges that the NFL Hall of Famer numbed his maladies by … Continue reading Actually, I don’t hate to say I told ya so
(originally posted 6/10/08) I found out my step-grandfather died tonight. No sympathy required — it’s sort of a funny story. … Continue reading Remembering Ralph
When my older sister married her husband, families from opposite ends of the good fortune chain uncomfortably merged. His was … Continue reading My sister’s rehearsal dinner
I’ve written before about the coffee table Bible and the prudish stripper, my two most ingenious fibs. Today I was … Continue reading Deceptions (best of)
I’ve been invited to a speak to a group of bloggers tonight during one of the Malcontent’s more pronounced lulls. … Continue reading Miley Cyrus is SEO friendly
Andrew Sullivan asks, “When did you lose your Internet cherry?” My story: I was the first of my friends to … Continue reading ‘Six-time local Emmy award-winning weatherman, bearish top, Boy Scout leader’
I’ve found myself in some strange places over the years, including: Kate Jackson‘s bed, minus Kate Jackson; An “old-fashioned cross … Continue reading How did I end up here?
A certain nurse won’t like it, but my views on gay pride (here and here) no longer exist in a … Continue reading Are gays catching on?
For someone who takes pride in his ability to mislead without malice, this essay was very reassuring (via Andrew Sullivan). … Continue reading Lies and the lying liar who tells them
Despite accepting the “invitation to receive Christ” on more than one occasion, I wasn’t convinced of my salvation. I was … Continue reading The Rapture and me
I could blame a harried week at work, or perhaps my advancing age. No, that’s too depressing. Whatever the reason, … Continue reading I resolve not to believe in omens