May 5, 2015

In Search of My Silly

How do you find fun when you’re “hardwired to do the hard thing”? Melody Betterman-Layne is taking an organized approach.

April 28, 2015
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Every Childhood Is a Tragedy: A Few Thoughts on Carrie and Lowell

“Now that Carrie and Lowell was on my phone I was listening to it all the time. On the train. On my porch. During lunch while I walked around in a t-shirt. I walked to Klyde Warren park where everyone was wearing sunglasses. The sun reflected off their sunglasses and their eyes looked as bright as welders’ torches.” Michael Nagel on listening to Sufjan Stevens’ latest album, Carrie and Lowell.

April 14, 2015
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Viewpoint: Let Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Like Lee Boyd Malvo, Live

“To humanize Dzhokhar, to take him seriously and to see him as still holding value and worth, does not take away the fact that he is absolutely responsible for what he did.” Why Chris Schumerth thinks Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not be given a death sentence.

March 19, 2015
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2015 March Madness Invocation

“We clutch our brackets as the ball goes up, and when the boss calls, we invoke the words of the immortal Norman Dale, and say to any and all who ask why we aren’t at work, we say, my team is on the floor.” It’s time for David Anderson‘s 2015 March Madness Invocation.

February 17, 2015
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Positive Self Talk for Mad Villains

“Do I really need to explain this to you? No, I’m not going to get upset. I can’t control what you do and don’t know. I can only control myself.” Robin Beery on what villains should say when they talk to themselves (or anyone else).

February 10, 2015
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Reaching for Zen While Flipping Off the B***h Who Brake Checks You on an I-65 On-Ramp

“I am not a Buddhist. In the course of human history, I believe there have been exactly three true Buddhists, and one of them was the Buddha.” Shelby Walton on living the practice anyway.

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