Louis Tuesday (on Wednesday) and Pauper’s Graves

Yesterday was a long, weird day. I did not get my Louis Tuesday done. I'm doing it now. You can take off half the points if you want. At this point it really doesn't matter. I'm in the hole in most domains of my life. Blogging may as well join the group. So I've always … Continue reading Louis Tuesday (on Wednesday) and Pauper’s Graves

Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books

Well hello, kiddies. It's been a while since I've honored Minchin Monday. Partly, it's time. I'm busy. Partly, it's because Minchin only has so much to give us. But mostly, it's that I'm lazy. I could find some way to apply Minchin to life every single week. I'm slacking. And I'm not entirely sorry. This … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books

Kevin Hines and Suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. He's become a brain/mental health advocate, memoirist, documentary filmmaker, and international speaker on the issue of mental health and suicide. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin Thursday when he spoke at SUNY Fredonia. I'll post audio of the presentation when … Continue reading Kevin Hines and Suicide

Rum & Coke and Drunk at Work

So TimeHop reminded me that this day last year was a really fun day. When officers perform field sobriety tests on drivers they suspect to be drunk, they look for certain clues. But in order to conduct field sobriety tests that are admissible as evidence in court, they have to be trained. How do you … Continue reading Rum & Coke and Drunk at Work

Minchin Monday and White Nationalists

Tim Minchin on prejudice (with Ed Sheeran because I've shared this one a million times but never with another person in it and it's relevant but it needs to be made more interesting for those who've been exposed to it before) : So I went ahead and got that out of the way early because … Continue reading Minchin Monday and White Nationalists

James Breakwell and the End of the World

  I got a good tip from a dear friend that James Breakwell wrote a book. I don't know a lot of things that most people know because I tend to spend a lot of time parenting and just generally lamenting the freedom and capricious abandon with which I cluelessly lived my life before having … Continue reading James Breakwell and the End of the World