Monthly Archives: October 2013

Entry 282: Unnecessary Evils

You’ll never guess what I left my house without the other night. If your first thought was “pants,” what the hell is wrong with you? Or, perhaps more accurately, what the hell do you think is wrong with me? What … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Entry 281: Money Talks (and Also Texts)

There was an interesting story recently in The New York Times Sunday Magazine about a charity called GiveDirectly which simply gives money to poor people in Kenya, no strings attached. It’s just, “You’re poor, here’s $500. Enjoy.” This is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry 280 The Old Grind

I never had any dental appliances growing up, although I probably should have had braces because my middle tooth on the bottom is behind all the others as if it’s the one Navy Seal who didn’t volunteer to go in after … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry 279: They’re Not Crazy, They’re Just Typed That Way

Well, there was good news from Washington this week, and I don’t mean the end of the government shutdown. The good news I’m referring to did, however, occur during the vote to not do anything about the budget, or the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry 278: Three and Out

The Huffington Post reports that a new study by a British firm called Slater & Gordon shows  married couples are happiest in their third year of marriage. Now, before I get into the study itself, I feel that it is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Entry 277: Flaw and Order

(Note from Mark: As you’re reading this, I’m in Ft. Lauderdale, stuck behind a car that is going 15 miles an hour with its left turn signal on while in the right lane. It is being driven, I think, by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry 276: Why I May Soon Run for Office

It’s the height of the election season, and judging from what I’ve seen from our local candidates, I have two of the three qualifications necessary to run for office: The phone number of a company that manufactures lawn signs. Lots … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment