The Trump-King Thing

Some thoughts on Trump catching flack for only staying two minutes while visiting the Martin Luther King memorial today.

That Championship Sunday

Several thoughts about yesterday’s NFL conference championship games, that blatant missed call by the refs, and much more.

Too Close For Comfort

I’m sitting in the corner of the restaurant having lunch with my friend Mark when, all of a sudden, there’s a tap on my shoulder. No voice, just a tap.

Waiting In Airports

With TSA agents in the news, I’ve been thinking about airports a lot lately, and remembering a couple of stories about sitting around with nothing to do when a flight is delayed.

Wanna Bet?

A piece about some of the wacky prop bets I’ve witnessed, been part of, or heard about around a poker table (most of them don’t involve cards).

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Phil Plait has a really good explanation of China’s recent moon mission, with video of the lander lowering to the lunar surface, as well as a rover rolling out and beginning to roam.

Go Fax Yourself

In doing business with a financial institution in another state the other day, I was told to sign a certain form and fax it back. That was just the beginning.

Today’s Truism

If you buy Tostitos because Jean Claude Van Damme does commercials for them, you were going to buy Tostitos anyway.

Signals From Space

Scientists have spotted repeated blasts of radio signals coming from deep in space. Joke mode on.

Best Thing I’ve Heard Today

Elayne Boosler, one of my all-time favorite comedians and a real trailblazer — the first female standup to do contemporary, observational humor — explains the sexist obstacles she had to overcome to have a successful career.

Theater Review: “Alabama Story”

Here’s my review of the St. Louis Rep production of “Alabama Story,” a new play about a librarian standing her ground against a bigoted politician upset about a children’s book in 1959 Alabama.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I was reminded of Steven Pinker’s book, “Enlightenment Now,” in reading Nicholas Kristof’s piece, “Why 2018 Was The Best Year In Human History!”