Are Relationships All We Have?


One of my friends, named Hungry Joe, died about a year ago. He was one of the most brilliant (maybe the) men I have ever met. He was afflicted, most likely, with Aspergers. He had a difficult time communicating except through metaphor. For years (and I mean over a dozen), he slept on rooftops in [...]

Sick Kids Disprove Evolutionary Theory


Taking care of sick toddlers is a pain, but it helped me figure out how the universe works.

She couldn’t have asked for something easy? Like a fluffy pink flying puppy with purple spots?

My five year old daughter was writing her letter to Santa at the kitchen table the other day while I was in the middle of my annual Holy-Hell-Why-Do-I-Put-Myself-Through-This-Every-Year Holiday Baking Extravaganza Meltdown (TM).  Since she’s five her spelling skills can only be described as sucky (the slacker) so I was helping her out with some [...]