For once, it begins in the South

South Africa’s highest court ruled today (with an overwhelming 9-1 majority) that the country’s current marriage laws are unconstitutional for their exclusion of same-sex couples….


Fan mail!!

Apparently I am ignorant and mean-spirited when it comes to Aaron Carter. Superfan “Amanda” has written to put me in my place: I read both…


Save the trees!

Have you ever wondered why the Sierra Club and other environmental groups have the most robust junk mail packets you have ever seen? Their budget…


Russell Crowe is fat and unkempt

Okay, so that isn’t really “news” per se. This is: On Saturday during an Australian awards show, Crowe made jokes about throwing a telephone at…


OMG it’s Thanksgiving!

Martha and I both hope you had a happy, delicious, and disaster-free Thanksgiving. The pumpkin pie was especially good this year.



Un petit sojourn

Tomorrow I’m heading north to the only city in North America where you can get a little taste of Europe and also a taste of…