Feb 24, 2015
commented on My Philosophy
12 and 22 say things not said enough.
Beyoncé has grown up big and strong and she can fight her own battles. Kanye may be speaking truth, maybe, but he's inserting himself where he isn't needed and targeting the wrong issue
Jan 18, 2015
commented on Returning Column!
@4 I'm not sure "dickless" is the pejorative you want here.
Pro-tip: it never is, really.
Dec 30, 2014
commented on I, Anonymous
I thought this was amusing. Nothing wrong with knowing what one wants and being OK with one's self. I thought most of us were for those values.
Aug 28, 2014
commented on Seattle's Brand-New Bike Share Program Welcomes Its First Members
We have had a successful and growing bike share program in the Twin Cities for the past several years. The first season saw the loss of a single bike. Over the past years the program, which definitely started out in high density (population and $) areas has expanded to a much greater diversity of neighborhoods. The initial 30 minute limit before additional charges accrue has been lengthened to 60 minutes for annual pass holders. All this is due to the immense popularity of the program. IMNSHO the lynchpin of the program is the app that shows real time availability of bikes AND empty spaces to ride them to.
The bikes are hardly racers with a mere three gears that keep speeds down but allow the weaker bikers to conquer hills (we do have a few here in the Midwest) but they are easy to handle. A couple years ago the program even sponsored a free helmet day.
Good luck Seattle, I think you're going to like them
Aug 25, 2014
commented on Henry Rollins Apologizes for His Comments on Suicide
I, too was shocked and very sadly put off of Henry when I read his first column.
But these two apologies tell me he is the man I have respected, both for his music and his musings, for decades. Yes, I'm surprised he was so out of touch with how depression and suicide are now, thankfully, being viewed. But he demonstrated not only his capacity but his eagerness to learn. His commitment to being a good human being remains.
I don't always agree with him. Now I can respect him without hesitation again.
Aug 19, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Judgement Daze
We are happily childless after many decades together. When people ask me why I don't have kids my standard answer is a gently offered "Why not?"