Category: Words

Obama gets a C for Civil Liberties

Let’s be clear: I was (and still am) on the Obama bandwagon. I gave money to the campaign, talked up his stances on foreign policy, danced with abandon in Harvard Square after the inauguration, etc. Yesterday while waiting for the bus, I saw a Jeep Cherokee with a gigantic sandwich board on top that read, “Impeach Obama – Stop British… Read more →

LAZERTiTery at its finest

A few months ago a senior contributor at karousel stumbled upon this gem, Most websites come and go, you check them out for a few minutes, but then you breeze right through to the next best thing. But LAZERTiTS.COM is different; since the day I came across this site my life has actually been altered. I even ended up… Read more →

Notes from the office relocation, 76

I can’t see any space vehicles, Chain Lightning, or top secret microwaves When I get off the bus in the morning By the defunct air force base and swampy ribbon of high tech buildings, ( I want to call everything “the Don Draper Labs” and from there, “The Don Draper Black Labs” etc.) It is take your daughter to work… Read more →


Send a sample to the Berkeley Labs because I have a heart murmur now, not to mention My lungs are filled with dark romantic dander From the double-pawed posse of calico cats Who warded off sea monsters on trips to New Bedford, In between sleeping and catching fish for snack. Had a hunch Melville was a Leo, too, And so… Read more →

Unrequited, part one (million)

Or it would be totally rad to haunt you in your dreams and in your thoughts when your eyes trip into the fuzzy abyss at the edge of the perfect excel doc you always have open on your perfect desktop; is it so much to ask — just that you feel like a neon lava lamp for me once in… Read more →

The Passing of a Legend: Me and Howard Zinn

On January 27, 2010 Howard Zinn passed into the Great Beyond, the place where he and all the other political spitfires sit on top of clouds and shout at each other while watching the world collapse below. In person, Zinn was an extraordinarily kind, charming, and gentle man. At a fundraiser for The Progressive in Madison, Wisconsin in 2003, where… Read more →