Using John Steinbeck

Using John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck died in 1968, four years before the landmark Furman v. Georgia capital punishment decision by the United States Supreme Court. It was the…

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A friend and his pen

A friend and his pen

Six or seven years ago, I stumbled into the circle of a guy named Pauly. You’ve seen me write a lot about him here. We’ve…

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Why I didn't pre-order the iPad

Why I didn’t pre-order the iPad

Unlike a lot of you who might have bounded out of bed this morning to pre-order the iPad, I slept comfortably until 8am and then…

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Meme dump

Meme dump

I’ve been getting hit with a massive meme dump on Facebook. Despite how masturbatory it is (or perhaps because of…), I always end up completing…

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Adventures in customer service (Part 2) -- Delta Airlines

Adventures in customer service (Part 2) — Delta Airlines

If you missed it, here’s Part 1 Do not pass Go, do not collect $200 If you had sat through Lakeview Terrance on a 10-hour…

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Now with an ascot!

Now with an ascot!

Saturday night, I grabbed my iPod and set about chopping up onions and jalapenos while listening to a friend tell me stories. He told me…

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Free book!

Free book!

It’s been a while since I gave away a book. Seems like now is as good a time as any. Back in December 2007, I…

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Sharing books

Sharing books

Several months ago, my buddy Pauly sent me a copy of “Another Roadside Attraction.” It was a book that, much to my surprise, I had…

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