More from over 10 years of forum madness! Charting snowfall (and the reaction to it) in the DC area. Check it out right here. Every winter, DC residents lose their minds when there’s even a whisper of possible snowfall. The apocalyptic scene plays out in grocery stores and gas stations in the Metropolitan area, and, […]
This is your periodic reminder not to take Greatsociety.org too seriously.
We don’t get much traffic in the forums these days because we’re getting too old, I think. And we only ever talk about a few sad little things like the upcoming Greatest American Hero reboot, but I feel like I should point folks towards the forums. Less as a call for participation and more as […]
It should come as a surprise to no one that my intense, decade-and-a-half-long hatred for my day job has spilled over into my performance and finally been noticed by my supervisors.
I’m having trouble feeling empathy for those who are impacted by disaster. Hurricanes level islands, kids shoot up movie theaters and schools, it appears that black people are being openly hunted on the streets by cops like some sort of bad Van Damme direct to video movie, and I just don’t care.
A few years ago I took a rare beach holiday and decided I’d try to slow down a bit: Sit under an umbrella on the warm sand and just let go of all my worries. A few weeks before, for a dollar, I had picked up a well used paperback of First Blood.
Probably one of the best TV shows I’ve ever watched – and one that still holds up today – is Combat!
The appalling acts in Charlottesville played across my TV screen (and my laptop and my smartphone) for a whole weekend but, on Monday, no one at work even mentioned it. At Monday’s happy hour, friends who I consider to be intelligent, informed, and plugged in didn’t even know what I was talking about. “What? What […]
I once knew this guy, my grandfather’s friend. When I was a boy he came by to visit every once in a while and he and my grandfather would sit out on the side porch and drink iced tea, talking late into the night. My grandfather’s house was in upper Silver Spring, MD, on a […]
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was headed out for a bike ride when the news that iconic film director George A. Romero had died at the age of 77. It immediately weighed heavy on my heart and mind. My legs felt wobbly, so much so that I worried whether I should go for the bike ride or […]