Wishing for the Sears Wish Book

I recently posted a meme that said, “This generation will never understand what that Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog meant to us 40 years ago.” In response, some millennial type commented, “We’ve got Amazon now, it’s basically the same.” No, it isn’t. In fact, it isn’t even fucking close. The Wish Book was a once-a-year thing. …

Deviation From the Norm Will Be Punished

Recently, I noted on social media that I hate musical theater. Like my intense loathing of sports,  it’s a fact that I’ve never been exactly shy about sharing. I also don’t care for Beyonce, or the latest trend on Netflix–the exception to that is “Tiger King”. That shit is insane and I cannot get enough. …

Being Neurodivergent In a Neurotypical World

If you’re neurodivergent, you understand one thing above all others: the neurotypical world is fucking weird. From the odd social conventions (shaking hands? What is that all about?) to chit-chat (they talk at length about absolutely nothing! And, expect you to do it, too!), to the mind-bogglingly figurative way they think, neurotypicals often seem more …

Respect the Damn Bubble, Y’all

Last week, after a particularly frustrating trip to the store, I posted the following on social media: All in all, it was a less-than-optimal outing. In the comments of the post in question, someone gently pointed out that the CDC had dropped the social distancing recommendation a few months prior. And, while that’s true, it …

January 6, 2021, A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

This past Wednesday, I saw a Confederate flag being paraded through the United States Capitol building. I’ve got to tell you, that’s something I never thought I’d see. Now, I’m not so naïve as to think people wouldn’t stoop low enough to display the flag of a failed state that made war on the United …

Generation Jones

When we were old enough to sit up on our own, Mom and Popplopped our impressionable, young (still developing?) brains down in front of the boob tube and we watched in rapt fascination asthe mightiest nation on earth got its ass handed to it by little people in black pajamas and sandals made from shit …

Who Will Survive the Zombie Apocalypse That Will Inevitably Close Out 2020?

Greetings, beloved. I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me and I apologize for that. But finishing a degree in the middle of a pandemic took a large part of my available bandwidth. Also, I’ve come up with several interesting, timely topics, only to them blown out out the water by whatever …

Trump Impeachment: He’s Acquitted

Friday, the Senate voted along mostly along party lines not to hear witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The end result was 51-49, with Mitt Romney and Susan Collins breaking ranks to side with the Democrats. And, over the past few days, I’ve seen numerous posts on social media about it. They haven’t …