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America Smokes

The majority of people who read my blog live in Virginia. If you’ve had the dire misfortune of being born anywhere but our fine commonwealth then there’s a 50/50 chance that you are from a state that has already passed an indoor smoking ban and an even better chance that you’re from a state that […]

Past Year’s Accountability 2009

The tradition of making resolutions for the new year every 31st of December is a tradition I fully support. I think it is a much brighter, more productive tradition than the tradition of high school kids getting trashed out of their mind and speeding through red lights in the middle of the night and killing […]

They Schools

I received a letter on my birthday of this year from a friend who wrote to tell me that not only was our friendship over, it had never actually existed at all. This blog entry isn’t really about her, or about the letter, but it is about one very small very interesting part of the […]


I don’t feel like I have a lot of tattoos. The microcosm of Hardcore in which I spend most of my life is so filled with heavily tattooed people that I never really feel like a very tattooed guy. But I do occasionally spend time in circles of – it’s hard to find a nice […]