Monthly Archives for: September, 2013

Confession of an NFL Puppetmaster

My brother and I usually watch NFL games, especially the Philadelphia Eagles together, but this Sunday as the Eagles take on the Denver Broncos, I’ll be watching alone. Three games into the season, the Broncos, led by decorated quarterback and commercial darling, Peyton Manning, are the best team in the league and are roundly expected […] 

Playlist: Season of Great Change

Pickle Trail Soundtrack Some things manufactured, some things organic. Some things hunan, some things robotic. Darkness and light, joy and terror. Freshness and grime. The seasons are changing and with them my mood. The heart governs the vibes and the playlist reflects the sounds. Nothing has to make sense. Just feel, feel, feel.   Onward […] 

Other People: Growing Closer and Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

Valentine Michael Smith arrives to Earth a blank slate. He is the picture of innocence, untainted by individualism or the antincipation of suffering. In order to survive in a new world, he must “grok” every concept and detail of his surroundings. The people around him initially identify this word as a Martian translation of the […] 

Breaking Love In “Breaking Bad”

“Breaking Bad” has been one of the most violent shows on television in its five year run. We see countless people, including some children, shot, run over by cars and blown to pieces. But one of the show’s most important themes is that though drugs, guns, bombs and irresponsible driving kill, there is no weapon […]