When I opened the paper on October 18, Chance Brown’s Hi and Lois comic strip strike me well. I did a bit of fact checking:
Correction 1: Gas hasn’t had a price of $3.99 per gallon in the United States since July of 2008. The average price per gallon of gas in the United [...]
At a shopping mall in Orange County, California today, I came across a book store with a big front window featuring a photograph of a woman with dark lipstick riding a motorcycle and the words, “The most sophisticated books in the world.”
Walking closer, I peeked inside and found that the store was mostly [...]
A few months ago, my wife was diagnosed with a deadly cancer that will kill her sooner or (a bit) later and is causing a lot of pain along the way. I’m not only married; I have school-aged children, too. While I keep one eye on my wife I keep another on my children. They’ve [...]
With 139 Americans dying of Ebola in just one day, can our nation possibly sustain this death toll in the future?
… oh, wait. No, no, never mind. Those are the daily deaths in the United States from influenza and pneumonia, not Ebola.
Oops. My bad. I mixed up the rows when I was taking [...]
I have often remarked, with surprise and dismay, how quickly the American people have been to forget about oil spill disasters like the Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon. I noted how, just months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama began efforts to expand offshore drilling in [...]
Seen at a local farmer’s market this weekend.
Take one. Try one.
The state of reporting on Ebola was best represented today by Jim Garamone of DoD News, who wrote breathlessly that, “The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility.”
What this sentence seems to mean, in the context of the current panic, is that the spread of Ebola into Central [...]
1. Viewing medical records and smiling. 2. While holding a baby and caring for a well-behaved toddler. 3. In a clean kitchen.
For more unreality, see It’s Like They Know Us.
The hallway in the office building in which I am working today.