December 28, 2015

Confessions of an Anxiety-Ridden Hypochondriac

Like any good hypochondriac, I spend my Saturdays browsing WebMD. It’s a treasure trove of diagnoses—all spelled out in enough medical-sounding jargon to be believable. After […]
June 13, 2015

Jesus the Violent Rebel?

Reza Aslan had us at “Jesus is a zealot.” Not of the true Zealot movement, he asserts, organized some 20 years after Jesus’ death. No, this is […]
June 6, 2015

Advertising in Print: Where is it Taking Us?

I have already written about the lamentable end of editorial content in magazines. It’s no secret to anyone and it’s hardly anything publications and their mammoth […]
April 11, 2015

The End of Editorial

About 15 years ago, I distinctly remember settling into one of my parent’s large armchairs on Sunday mornings and flipping through the airy pages of Bon […]
February 19, 2015

Le Petit Déjeuner

I’ll agree with whatever wiseacre said it first: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is more than just a physical necessity; it […]
July 27, 2014

Inflation of the American Superlative

Few things are more American than apple pie. But if there were one, it would be the ubiquitous car dealership. I had the distinct privilege of […]
April 19, 2014

Good Friday, 2nd Edition

Here we are—in that limbo of Holy Week known as Holy Saturday. It’s not part of the Triduum exactly, but it can’t quite be ignored. What […]
August 22, 2013

Rants on Writing

Writing is like passing a kidney stone, friends: bloody, gut-eating, crippling labor. Like a grown man giving birth to a child or an army of ticks […]
August 2, 2013

What do I do to get a job around here?

In the world of freelance writing, there are two kinds of people: those who can, and those who can’t. Unfortunately for most of the attention-handicapped public, […]