Smells Like Teen Nothing #3

I’ve always been fascinated by baseball superstitions — don’t step on the foul line, don’t mention a no-hitter before it’s done, don’t (or do) have sex the day you’re playing, Mark Fidrych talking to the ball and squatting down on all fours to pile up pitching mound dirt just right, Moises Alou urinating on his… Continue reading Smells Like Teen Nothing #3

Daily Rut, Spring 2020

A facebook friend was complaining about what he said was his boring social-distance rut, every day the same, and asked what the rest our boring days were like. Here’s what I just sent him: First thing in the morning: Get out of bed, go outside to get New York Times off the driveway (a potential… Continue reading Daily Rut, Spring 2020

Zoom’s Spying Eyes

Curious what, if anything, in these months of video chats and on-line learning and whatever the hell Zoom is, any of y’all are doing to protect your own privacy and that of your families from harvesting of and eventual eternal profiteering from personal information all the way down to what you say and look like.… Continue reading Zoom’s Spying Eyes

The Pan(dem)ic Is On

The run on grocery stores here is…silly? But completely self-perpetuating. I’m falling for it myself. As far as I know (correct me if I’m wrong), there is no evidence that stores will soon be closed, or won’t be getting new deliveries. Unless all their workers come down sick I guess. But I swear I just… Continue reading The Pan(dem)ic Is On