The ICEman Cometh

I present you with two stories. One of them happened during the 21st century, under the policies of the United States Government… “Officials told her to put her son into the back of a government vehicle. Her hands shook. The officials wouldn’t tell her where they were taking him, only that she would not be…

Memorial Days

The man in this photo was not always known as Sam Spade. Prior to that, his name was Salvatore Spada. He was many things in life. The following list is not comprehensive… Speakeasy Look Out Boy Failed Boy Scout (He never earned a badge, because he was too poor and too busy running the streets.)…

Box of Rocks

I read on the internet once, that cancer pre-dates big tobacco. Clearly we can’t believe everything we read on the internet, but I’m pretty sure that this is universally agreed upon. It apparently also was around before numerous other man made carcinogens, but for this analogy we’ll focus on big tobacco because they’re assholes and…

Oh, SNAP

I’ve never been “poor” or “impoverished”. I have been broke, though. So broke that at one point my entire collection of kitchenware consisted of one fork, one spoon and one plate. I skipped the knife, because it seemed like an unnecessary expenditure, and who needs a glass when you can chug straight from the carton….

Breach of Contract

  According to Australian millionaire Tim Gurner, the reason I haven’t bought a house is because I eat too many avocados. Granted, I enjoy me a good avocado. They’re delicious and nutritious, however I highly doubt I’ve consumed 116,000 of them. You see, 116,000 avocados is worth the same amount as my student debt. I…

Pro-Birth

  I’ve been surrounded by successful women my entire life. Women who I have watched build careers, obtain advanced degrees, create loving homes and rise from ashes to start all over after they’ve lost everything. When I think of the pillars of strength in my life they all have girl parts. Even more impressive, they…

Careless

I landed a really good job this year. The specifics of it are unrelated to this blog, but it allowed me to obtain health insurance through my employer, at the cost of $35.00 per month. This was amazing to me. I immediately began to think about all the things I could get fixed (like I’m…