Men on Mars

Men on Mars

We know all about mondegreens – those song lyrics where people mishear the words and think it’s about something entirely different. Probably the most well-known is “‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy” – a mishearing of...
We all have more time

We all have more time

I don’t know how often I’ve explained the reason I couldn’t get something done as a result of my not having enough time. Though I suppose it’s true in the small picture, it’s not remotely true in the big picture. As a rule, people are not...
Mostly harmless

Mostly harmless

I’ve been a huge fan of Douglas Adams for nearly as long as I can remember. The original BBC television series, with its “special” special effects and pitch-perfect casting was absolutely true to the first three of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...
Why are we proud of our sports teams?

Why are we proud of our sports teams?

When I was at Northwestern University, we didn’t win in any sports. “That’s all right, that’s OK, you’re gonna work for us someday!” was the chant we sang at football games. Games that were free to attend as students, because...
I’ll never catch up – and that’s OK

I’ll never catch up – and that’s OK

I have to accept that I will never catch up and make up the day of writing I missed. I pushed myself too far, didn’t get enough sleep, and got more and more behind. I vowed to write two pieces in one day to make up for the day when I (partially) wrote and...