Pluck a chicken, or give up your laptop — which would you rather?

Computers are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world. As are debit cards, cell phones, Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … maybe not Prozac … maybe Soma? What? No, no. Not the stupid lingerie store trying to crowd in on VS profits. The one that also thinks their choice of name a…

If I could read minds, I wouldn’t — here’s why …

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Stupid question. Right? I mean first of all, it’s so beyond hypothetical that it’s impossible to answer. Say “sycamore” because well, it’s fun to say (try it … let the sounds roll over your tongue — see, its fun isn’t it). Say “oak”…

My Brave New World …

I read Thomas Moore’s Utopia when I was very young – I went to a small Catholic school and well, when you are taught by nuns and brothers and priests, you read stuff like that. And you research. And you learn. And you wonder why a man thought to be so devote to his church,…