I Could be wrong, but…

David Boyne Has Dedicated His Once in a Lifetime Life
to the Study and Pratkiss Practice of Failure

Observations of an Anthropologist from Another Planet…

Most human suffering is self-inflicted. And they’re all masochists. --- Him: What did she say? Her: She said you were a B-hole. Him: A B-hole? Her: Not even good enough to be an A-hole. Him: What did you say? Her: Oh, I disagreed. --- A father told me how he observed...

Closed Door Policy

An odd but related thing happened just after I began writing this essay about doors, open and closed. But I’ll come back to that. When I want privacy, if there is a door, I close it. I close the door when I write, or when I meditate. If there are people nearby other...

Driveway Movie Night

When I was one of four mouths my father had to feed, he would work odd jobs in addition to his full-time job in the Post Office. For one of those jobs, my Dad was paid to go to drive-in movies. When the grounds opened, he would be among the first to pay admission and...

My New Town

One thing leads to another. In August 2012 I moved to a new town and by December I was sorely in need of a haircut. I found the place to get my hair cut by first finding an Irish pub. I found the pub by first finding a new trail, and hiking on it until sunset, which...