The Tip Line of Guilt, Part III

A little over a year and a half ago, I added to this ongoing posting about tips by re-affirming my position on tips on take-out; that it is not customary, and therefore should not be expected. It seems as though whenever I go to take food out, I feel guilty when I don’t leave a […]

25 Days of SHUT THE F@#K UP – Day 7

Day 7 – Our National Anthem Ever since Colin Kaepernick staged his protest by sitting out the national anthem, it seems like what players are doing during this customary pre-game event has become more important than the game itself. Seventeen days ago, the Oakland Raiders were getting ready to play their first preseason game. The […]

Five Words That Don’t Exist

I am not talking about words that people know are made up or are pop culture words, or that exist only in the Urban Dictionary. I am talking about words people say, even educated people, that they think are real words. THEY’RE NOT. Note: this will not be a list of words that have already […]

The Tip Line of Guilt, Revisited

12 years ago I wrote an article for my website called “the tip line of guilt.” The tip line of guilt, as I put it, is the tip line that appears on a receipt for a purchase that does not customarily require tipping, such as take-out service or counter person. In this article I wrote […]

25 Days of SHUT THE F@#K UP – Day 6

Day 6 – Ballghazi/Deflategate I know I’m a little late on this, but I have to make my opinion on this matter heard if you don’t mind (or even if you do.) Typically, I don’t really feel the need to contribute to a conversation unless there’s an angle people haven’t looked at yet. And since […]

25 Days of SHUT THE F@#K UP – Day 5

Day 5 – “How We Met” As much as I enjoy having most of you in my friends list *cough* I must say there is some shit you people do that I just don’t get. I’ve had 3 previous rants about facebook in the past, and here is a separate isolated thing that I think […]

25 Days of SHUT THE F@#K UP – Day 4

Day 4: That stuff is BAD for you. I carry around a small container of liquid sucralose and I put that shit in everything – coffee, tea, recipes. But people can’t help telling me how that these artificial sweeteners are “no good for you” and that they are more harmful than sugar. And as you […]