Happy (Late) Mother’s Day: An Afterword…

May 20, 2012
Baad Ideas

Real-world phone conversation: Moi: “Happy Mother’s Day!” Mom: “Why, thank you!” Moi: “Are you enjoying the candy?” Mom: “Yes!” (Pause.) …Read the Rest

Food As Missiles: A Military Analysis of Effective Deployment

May 19, 2012
Baad Ideas

To my credit, I have amassed many skills in over 50 years of food fights and impulse-ridden battles: enough to …Read the Rest


May 18, 2012
Baad Ideas

Charades has never been my forte. Oh, I have no troubles coming up with wordless language. But my intentions are …Read the Rest

A Suitable Display

May 17, 2012
Baad Moments

I guess my inner city roots will always show. I turned a corner in Yosemite to espy what my eidetic …Read the Rest

WHO You Gonna Call??

May 14, 2012
Baad Ideas

Let me go on record to say that I think ‘Ghostbusters’ is, hands down, the most awesome music theme in …Read the Rest

Random Acts of Unkindness

May 13, 2012
Baad Ideas

She was old, she was blind, and – as I discovered rather late in the game – she spoke NO …Read the Rest

The Wind in the Windmill

May 12, 2012
Baad Ideas

I have a long-standing affection for Odd Accommodations: just ask The Peanut Gallery about my arrangement for us to stay …Read the Rest

Spit Personality

May 11, 2012
Baad Ideas

I glommed on to the mysteries of psychology at some point in hi school, but as usual my perception of …Read the Rest

Incessant Cooing

May 8, 2012
Baad Planning

You can always tell city slickers who move to the country: used to urban combat, they consider every part of …Read the Rest

Protons, Electrons & Futons

May 7, 2012
Baad Science

Particle physics: you gotta love it. Its effect on my relationship with The Peanut Gallery is both uncontestable and unheralded. …Read the Rest