Monthly Archives: May 2009

For the Love of God! Show Us the…Oh, hello…Here it is…

From the beginning of this video, you have about thirty seconds to feel sorry for Les Kinsolving–that is, if you haven’t heard of him before, in which case, you’re probably already waiting for the punchline.  Kinsolving, who writes (ostensibly) for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Scandal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Human Condition, in two parts

Actual ticket dispenser at entrance to actual parking garage. I have seen this with my own eyes. Internal conflict. Competing impulses or desires. What do we want? What do we need? Do we push the button? Do we believe the … Continue reading

Posted in Human Interest | Leave a comment

Off the Grid

I’ve basically been completely away from the internets since Saturday morning, and I realized the same thing I realize every time I don’t log on to something for more than 24 hours: I don’t really miss it. Like, at all. … Continue reading

Posted in Meta | Tagged , | 6 Comments

The Pragmatist

Larry B, longtime friend of the Agenda and, not incidentally, my neighbor, has a problem:  skunks.  Recently, a small troupe of these odoriferous little fellows set up camp underneath his chicken coop, most likely intent on enjoying a daily bounty … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boston Police Department: Model of Transparency

Two nights ago, the following post appeared on the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed: INJURED OFFICER: Officer from district 4 transported to Beth Israel Hospital, human bite to arm, suspect in custody. Alert Twitterer willcady quickly asked the BPD what … Continue reading

Posted in Crises, Health, Human Interest, Law | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Quietly on a Sunday Afternoon Music Club

Posted in Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

The most interesting thing that happened to me yesterday.

Half-empty parking lot, late afternoon. Overcast, spitting light rain. Tornadoes just outside of town. They’ll probably miss us. Green four-door Honda, no other cars on either side. Something sitting on the windshield. It’s a bouquet of roses. Not enough for … Continue reading

Posted in Human Interest, Truth | 1 Comment