One Fish, Two Fish

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.”-Kahil Gibran I went to a poetry reading tonight. I learned a few things. I don’t even like poetry, but shockingly, some people who read at poetry readings are really good. This girl wrote a dirty poem about cheese that … [Read more…]

Sense This Makes Equals Zero

“There is no opinion so absurd that a preacher would not express it” -Bernie Katz Sam Schulman wrote an op-ed for the Christian Science Monitor in which he criticizes the recent Prop 8 ruling in California. Schulman claims that marriage isn’t about two people who love each other. Instead: “Marriage is not about couples or … [Read more…]

Parenting

“There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.” -Anonymous I don’t have kids. I don’t want kids. I don’t spend a lot of time around kids. That being said, I have very strong opinions about them. Mostly, … [Read more…]

More On Gentrification

“The metamorphosis of Linux from a free, hobbyist software environment to a major revenue-producing operating system is occurring with the same surety and swiftness of a neighborhood undergoing gentrification.” -Laura DiDio I mentioned earlier that my neighborhood is in the midst of gentrification.  Whenever things change, for any reason, it causes controversy.   In DC, the … [Read more…]

Victim Blaming?

“To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.” I work a few nights a week at a local bodega and while working on Wednesday night, a girl came into the store only to leave and discover her bike had been stolen.  The girl hadn’t locked her bike to anything, just locked … [Read more…]