This Just In: We are Not Monsters

In movies and TV shows, whenever civil society breaks down — because of zombies, meteor strike, irate Godzilla, or some such — people immediately devolve into utterly selfish, vicious animals. Glee clubs spontaneously transform into motorcycle gangs, and young professionals start bashing girl scouts in the head to steal the half-chewed do-si-dos out of their mouths. But in real life, More …

Ode to Leaving My Car in a Ditch

You know it’s been a day when you have to abandon your car in a ditch and walk a mile over icy roads in a driving snowstorm to get home, and you consider yourself one of the lucky ones. I left my car in a ditch! Left my car! In a ditch! I need that thing to earn a living More …