Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

It looks like she knew the vagaries of the law enough to get away with it. Either that, or former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen just got lucky. Phone conversations with local investigators this week, and an email from the District Attorney, confirmed what I already knew: there will be no state or local […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. I did jinx myself last week. Everything was still great in Augusta, but when we left Chicago, there were cancellations, oversold flights and a 24-hour delay. At the time, it seemed stressful, but if that’s the worst thing that happens all summer, I’ll consider us pretty fortunate. 2. Hey, US Airways? If you don’t […]

Female Rappers

Female Rappers

Every now and again, we as a culture stop throwing awards at the Foo Fighters long enough to develop an obsessive, almost childlike fascination with a new female rapper. The rather infrequent timing with which we tend to do this owes, I think, to two different, nearly at-odds aspects of this society: 1) we’re actually […]

I Know What We’re Going To Do Today!

I Know What We’re Going To Do Today!

Holy Cow! What a great month for movies! First, of course, is the new Transformers movie. Okay, fine, maybe it wasn’t the best of the franchise. But what science fiction fan doesn’t love watching Optimus Prime fighting it out during a summer blockbuster? Next comes one of the greatest science fiction plots of all time. […]

Inside the Mind of a Man and His Quest to be Right

Inside the Mind of a Man and His Quest to be Right

I just drove to Ohio and back twice in a week. That’s roughly 40 total hours on the road, 2,500 miles, eight tanks of gas, half a dozen stops at fast food joints, a bag of bacon jerky (delicious!) and a bag of Sour Patch Kids Xploders (disgusting). The first round trip was to drop […]