Food For Thought – Dirt!

“Life’s short, eat dessert first.” –Proverb I was discussing with a friend of mine how I’d been craving dirt, ya know that kids dessert with the cookies and the pudding? Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 of a cup of butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant chocolate … [Read more…]

People Continue To Be Beyond Fucking Stupid

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein. It started out simple enough. DCist mentioned in a post that DC has passed rules regarding valet parking in the District. Being the curious sort, I clicked the link. I read a fairly interesting article about how … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List – The Tipping Point

“The tipping point in Washington is when you go from being a subject of caricature to the subject of laughter” –Bruce Fein Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point I had already read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers before I started this book. I love Gladwell’s style. He is an amazingly good writer. His books are like the Schoolhouse … [Read more…]

More Drugs and More Problems

It’s time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy. –Eliot Spitzer I’ve been reading a lot about drugs, drug legalization, and the policy surrounding it lately. I tend to do that, get stuck on one topic and read it to exhaustion. Then I get bored and move … [Read more…]


“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” –Charles H. Duell Are you fucking kidding me? This is totally going on my Christmas list.