Monthly Archives: October 2004

Weapons Of Mass Instruction

I think my 8 year-old daughter Emily is spending way too much time watching the US Presidential debates. The other day I sent her to her room for teasing her younger brother, and she accused me of “playing partisan politics” and of having a “personal vendetta” against her. Later on that evening she issued a press release that denied all wrongdoing on her part, and that included a detailed account of my shortcomings as a father. Despite all that, I […] Click to read more…

 

If I Were A Carpenter

Despite the inevitable negative impact on my bid for the US presidency, I’d like to make a confession: I’m not a physically rugged kind of guy. I can’t swing an ax; I don’t play touch football; I have no military record (real or imagined). I do own a power-tool, but in fairness it’s just a drill, which frankly is kind of the “placekicker” of power tools — on the team certainly, but much smaller than the other players, and by […] Click to read more…