Category Archives: Absurd and/or zany

Slightly unhinged commentary and narration from the viewpoint of a mind in traction.

Rebuilding the dead Q. What exactly are power handles?A. They’re pretty much what they sound like. You use them to hang onto power Q. But isn’t the idea of hanging onto power metaphorical?A. No, the idea of hanging onto power … Continue reading

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Releasing the krakken

Before I got started, I received a text from the site police. “We’ll need to verify it’s you.” “Why can’t I just say ‘It’s me?” I typed.  The snarky reply text said “That is a question that not only shows … Continue reading

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Free wisdom

A few years ago I stepped down as the chief executive officer of a well known Fortune 500 company. Unfortunately, I’m forbidden by a court order to name it—a long story for another time. For now I’ll just call it … Continue reading

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That is, to say, screwed

Q. Just who do you think you are?A. I am a United States citizen who knows his rights. Q. Whose rights?A. Well, his rights. Look, I was speaking in the third person, even though there are just the two of … Continue reading

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Note to self

When you think about it, life is almost always about eluding the Inquisition. Which Inquisition, you ask? (If you didn’t ask but you asked your spouse or significant other to ask for you — because you’re too embarrassed and you’ve … Continue reading

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Tremendous Suck

I have a whine with the way scientists have failed to explain the journalistic  6 W’s and the H (Who, What, Where, When, Why and Wowser Howzer) of black holes. I’ve streamed endless black hole specials, I’ve seen black hole … Continue reading

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The Almighty® plan

When New York Times bestselling authors are asked for advice from budding writers, invariably they say the same thing: “You can’t just ask walk up to me and ask me questions, not without first contacting my people, who will tell … Continue reading

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