Small Talk, Big Talk

What do you call someone who can make anything political? Like, you could be having an innocuous conversation with someone, all small talk, and then they go off into the weeds? “Nice cool breezy weather we got today, yeah?”“Not as cold as the day we finally get all of them dirty sumbitches outta Congress an’ …

Infallible, Inconceivable, Inconsolable

There are four professions in which one can never, ever be wrong (especially when they are wrong): Cop Politician Preacher Teacher This week I talked with a teacher I tangentially knew at a bar, and we found there was some common ground between us. As the chatter went on, I said something that she didn’t …

Mute

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” I’ve seen this platitude festoon an abundance of freshman blogs and journals that ramble on before their eventual abandonment. Judging from the state of my life and the state of my own blog and journal, I’ll go on to say that the examined life isn’t that much farther …