Writing Down the Jones

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Comic Books Make People Crazy

I love comic books. Actually, that’s not accurate. I love comic universes. In all their moving, complex, WTFery…I love them. And I prefer Marvel above them all. I could go on about how they succeed in being deep and insightful without getting overly dark or serious. About how their teams...

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It’s Not Real

It is spring…summer is just over the horizon, which means most of us are considering getting into better shape. I’m going to help you by dispelling an important misunderstanding that just won’t go away. My Story In December I noticed something disturbing. I was fat. Not only was I unhappy...

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Crafty Copenhagen

This is the story that got me to buy this book. It’s been totally worth getting to this point. Should be required reading for the Dallas City Council.

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This Is (One of Many Reasons) Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

You may have heard: today, the Federal Communications Commission SAVED TEH INTERWEBZ! The open internet finally got the protection it deserves from profit-hungry cable companies. The FCC just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules in this country’s history, punctuating a years-long battle for this future of the internet. However,...

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Lumbersexuality, Cultural Appropriation, and Crazy Talk

I have been busy, and so have not written in a while. But this half-coherent mess of an article has brought me lumbering back. Yeah, my puns are that bad. Deal with it. Disclosures: For those who don’t know, I have a full beard at the moment. It’s pretty fluffy....

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Am I Too Honest…Or Not Honest Enough?

For those who don’t know, I got laid off recently. So for the last 15 days I’ve been back and forth with recruiters and interviewing pretty much all day. Last time I was looking for work, I owned interviews. I sat atop the world with the power to decide which agency...