This Century Sucks

I’m not speaking politically, although surely a case can be made for that. I mean, personally. Editor’s note: Centuries, like decades, start on the year one. So, the 21st century started in 2001, despite what all of your parties thought. Career-wise, as the 20th century wound down I was an IT director at a major … Continue reading “This Century Sucks”

Straight Jacket Hell

There’s a scene in the first Lethal Weapon movie where Mel Gibson’s character bets money with his fellow officers on whether he can get out of a straight jacket. (Bear with me, I’m going somewhere with this.) He squirms and struggles, then pops his shoulder out of its socket, and finally wriggles out of the … Continue reading “Straight Jacket Hell”

Lost Art of Halloween Costumes

Declaring Halloween in February, I’m doing all stories this week about Halloween stuff. Enjoy! Why don’t more people make their own costumes? Thinking back to my childhood, there were always Halloween costumes available to buy in stores. Back then they were cheap plastic things that didn’t last very long. (I remember one year our neighbor … Continue reading “Lost Art of Halloween Costumes”