Divided Lanes (PPP)

The Conservative says, “We should not have to pay the medical bills of cyclists who carelessly get injured by cars on the road. If they didn’t want to get hurt, they should’ve been in a car.” The Liberal says, “Fine. We’ll mandate helmets, headlights, taillights, high-viz vests, and register all bicycles against theft. Nobody should …

The Truth Is Out There

Last night’s foggy drive made me worry that a cryptid would attack out of nowhere and snatch me from my car, and that Mulder and Scully would have to investigate which sequence of mundane events occurred to explain what really happened. MULDER: His browser history shows he’s made 253 recent visits to Fortean Times, and the …

Alonesgiving

On a typical year, I travel home to Texarkana to spend time with my family during the Thanksgiving holiday, since most jobs guarantee time off for a large chunk of days. So, of the past 20 years living here, I’ve spent the holiday in Austin maybe three times. I’ve not been to a Friendsgiving orphan …