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January 2020

The New Puritans

In light if this steaming pile of stupidity—in which one of the “concerns” raised against American Dirt is that the + more

Frequently Asked Questions about Your Craniotomy

“If you’re reading this page,” writes Mary South, “chances are you’ve recently heard that you need to have a craniotomy. + more

Go Phil Go!

Remember when President Jimmy Carter led a multi-nation boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics when the Soviets refused to withdraw + more

“Inexpensive, widely available, and completely familiar.”

When I was a kid, my over-educated nerd of a stepfather grew orchids for fun. The greenhouse in the back + more

Monday Miscellany

A word of warning: Unless you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, don’t—really, just don’t—visit The Dick Cavett + more

Vindication Is Mine

Pssst: Like multitasking, unicorns, and Donald Trump’s self-made real estate empire, brainstorming is a myth. I know, it doesn’t fit + more

Mere Wordnerdery

Wilfred M. McClay is my spirit animal: Like a lover of endangered species, the lover of endangered words jumps for + more

Shots Fired!

Pretty sure I’ve said this before, but there are few things more satisfying than a well-written, well-argued takedown of an + more

Stop! Grammar time!

Oof. “Best known as the drummer and lyricist of the Canadian rock trio, Rush, [Neil] Peart was also a successful + more

Brrr 🥶

Looks like winter has finally arrived. With the snow falling outside of our Spokane office (6-8 inches expected today with + more

“I’m getting better! I feel fine!”

Over at The Critic, Dominic Green makes a case for the death of rock and roll—40 years ago. While I + more

[barfing-face emoji]

Well, we had a pretty good run, humanity. After watching this, I’d say we as a species deserve to die + more

Well hello there, 2020

Welcome back, folks. How were the holidays? Restful? Good. Let’s get back into the swing of things with the latest + more

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