The Wheat-Free Vegan

By Jeffrey the Barak Where’s the steak? I am currently able to announce that I am a “wheat-free vegan”. Does this mean that I am being trendy, or latching onto the latest health fad? Well yes, but that is not why I am a wheat-free vegan. I have selfish reasons for eating this way, and…

Genes, Gender, Generation and Geography

  GENES, GENDER, GENERATION, AND GEOGRAPHY… A coincidentalist’s perspective on Earthlinging. By Sigmund Shonholtz Every now and again, I have a conversation with someone that catches my attention and gets me wondering. As I see it, if a conversation is worth starting, it is worth investing in, because I never know where it will take me….

Irony is Destiny

or How to be a Self-Entertaining Entity, S.E.E. By Sigmund Shonholtz  Be the cause in your coincidence. There are billions of people, animals, and things on this planet, and between them, there are trillions of possible intersections.  Combine them with trillions of moments each day, and you have a sauce that will result in thousands…

Wash, don’t wipe, your butt.

By Sparklee A Hole. If you can read this, you are a human, and you poop. A subject that may delight a few, and disgust many more. but opinions don’t count, because we all have to go and poop. It is what happens afterwards that is rarely discussed. People from different cultures have different ideas about…

The Nice Manifesto

By Jeffrey the Barak In the story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, adults are persuaded to accept a false reality, which is eventually shattered by one little boy, who voices  a true observation that instantly makes the adults realize they were following a false path. I too have my little boy, the eternally young Lamb Borghini,…

End of the Uh-Oh’s

I wonder if we will call this coming year twenty-ten or the more cumbersome two thousand and ten. I think we should have called 2001 twenty-o-one, just like they did in nineteen-o-one and eighteen-o-one. Personally I will from this day make that change, and no longer refer to twenty-o-four, as two-thousand and four. And what…

The Seven Perspectives

By Sigmund Shonholtz Several years ago, a seemingly insignificant event launched me on a thought about the importance of the word “perspective.” While it was always an important word to me, I had never realized how much fun I could have with it. It happened one afternoon. I was driving rather poorly that day, stopping and starting in…

The hazards of imagining countries

By Jeffrey the Barak Nomadic tribes move independently of each other and occasionally come together to interact through trade, war, sport, cultural exchange, intermarriage, murder etc. In the dense jungles of South America and Africa and Asia, the boundaries formed by geographical features such as ridges and valleys are all it takes to keep two…

The consequences of the befriending of bees.

By Sigmund Shonholtz   It happened a few months ago, I noticed some dead bees on my patio, odd I thought but then I went on with my day. A few days later I noticed some bees in the corner congregating around, buzzing it up and what have you. Finally I realized that a family…

Hell hath no Fury, like a Plymouth scorned

By Mike (Roadie) Marino Published May 2004 Lights, camera’s, action! Quiet on the set! The casting couch and the Golden Age of Film. It was the heady Hollywood heydays. Glitz and glamour were personified by Gable and Garbo, and it was the same era of over consumption and arrogance that inspired the Gloria Swanson/William Holden…

Bowling….The Good Life?

By Cynthia Bellai   Do you know “Ed,” the bowling alley lawyer? He caught his wife fooling around with the postman, went back to his hometown, ran into the girl he had a crush on in high school, bought the local bowling alley as an excuse to stay near her, and found his legal services…