Dear White People

Dear White People, What the hell is going on with you? What have you done to this world? I am asking this as a fellow white person, so it is okay for you to listen to me. But seriously, this is not okay. Why do you continue to allow institutional and individual racism to corrode […]

Cut It Out, Those Words Don’t Rhyme Anymore

One of the most important ways that cunning linguists and budding etymologists interested in orthoepy can determine the way in which words used to be pronounced, is through the use of what words used to rhyme. It’s true. You can look at old hymns and songs and poems and look at words that were obviously […]


If you go back and read my very first posts, and they are on here somewhere, you will remember that I once lived in Baltimore. I spent 5 years there, sitting in traffic on 695, taking my daughter to Storyville, walking through Herring Run Park, eating at Cafe Hon, stopping in to Atomic Books, watching […]

The Government’s War on Birthdays

As if Christmas wasn’t enough for them, the government has come up with a horrifying plan to destroy your birthday and remove any and all fun from what is supposed to be your special day. In many, or most, if not all, states, you will find that, when you wake up on the morning of […]

The Song I Refused To Sing in Church

I sing a lot of things in church. I have sung hymns, anthems, spirituals, arias, and chants. I have also sung contemporary Christian songs and pop stuff right from the radio. I have sung “Some Nights” by Fun., and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia. I have sung Owl City, Nico & Vinz, […]

Put Your Damn Coat On!

When I was in college, I was notorious for walking around in the winter time wearing shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt.  Hey, I was from Vermont!  40 wasn’t cold!  Come on, wimps!  It drove my voice teacher crazy, and he gave me some good advice/knowledge that completely changed my mind on coat-wearing, even if I […]

Big Hero 6 – A Team of 4?

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I caved.  We have a family tradition that involves going to see a movie over Thanksgiving weekend, and this year we had already chosen Big Hero 6 as our obvious choice.  But then, we just couldn’t wait.  Well, I just couldn’t wait.  It looked so gooooood!  I had to seeeeee it!  Ahhhhhhh!  And so […]

Jokes Are Funnier the First Time

Last night, after devouring the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale, I decided to check out a new show on Fox called “Riot.”  Riot is an improv comedy show, which I can only describe as “Whose Line Is It Anyway” meets “Wipeout,” where participants are playing improv games while also sliding around, flying through the air, and […]

Women and Children Last

Mother’s Day is coming up, which means it’s time to start thinking about all of the wonderful ways that dear old Mom has sacrificed, struggled, and otherwise dedicated her life to making sure that our lives are awesome.  Of course, not every mother is a good mother, but even if yours stinks she at least […]