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On an objective, logical, and unbiased level, can we all please agree that it is twisted and bizarre that men spend every moment of their public lives without a spot of makeup on their faces while many, if not most, women are uncomfortable and unwilling to even leave the house without it? This fact alone…

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Back in 2010, inspired by lists created by tech geeks like Michael Arrington and Kevin Rose, I created a list of products I could not live without. Today I present my updated list of products I could not live without. Gmail Google Docs Google Calendar Google Chrome Mint (financial accounting software for the computer and…

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The following descriptions can be found in Oliver Sacks’ THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES. They describe a man who awoke one morning thinking that his left leg was not his own. Both sentences describe the same man, just a couple paragraphs apart from one another, and both…

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When I was a boy, I spent much of my summer at a Camp Yawgoog, a Boy Scout camp in Rockville, Rhode Island. My troop would spend a week at camp, and then I would spend another 2-7 weeks at a campsite designed for boys who wanted to spend more than just one week away…

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I rarely watch any television that has not been pre-recorded. As a result, I almost never see commercials anymore. I simply fast-forward past them, thus denying the advertisers of their opportunity to pitch their products to me. As a result of this time-shifting, advertisers are now looking for new ways to get viewers to watch…

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Def Leppard, a band that provided much of the soundtrack of my youth, has re-recorded its backlist in an effort to regain financial control of their music. With newly recorded “forgeries” of “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages” now available, the quintet has begun a series of re-recordings of its catalog material and “wrestled…

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Torie Bosch of Slate wrote a piece about a recent debate on Wikipedia over the validity of an entry on Kate Middleton’s bridal gown as a means of illustrating the gender gap that exists amongst Wikipedia’s citizen editors. Only 9 percent of Wiki editors are female, which is actually an improvement over recent years but…

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While I was home alone for four days recently, I was reminded about how much easier it is to die when you live alone. Carrying the dog downstairs one evening, I stumbled, and though I managed to regain my balance before falling, I envisioned what might have happened had I not. I could have tumbled…

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Honestly, people… who the hell continues to do this? It must be the same moron, traveling from public restroom to public restroom, dropping paper towel after paper towel into the toilet. Right? There just can’t be this many stupid people in the world to justify the number of these kinds of signs that I see…

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My wife and kids spent the last three days in the Berkshires with the in-laws while I remained stuck in Connecticut for work. As always, my in-laws took remarkable care of the family. My father-in-law is especially great with the kids. He has an infinite amount of patience with them, and my daughter says that…

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