Archive for the 'The Internet Is For...This Stuff, I Guess' Category

To Do: Go on Fox and Praise China
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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There’s a sick pleasure in slipping the occasional pro-China comment in during a broadcast watched primarily by people who think Joe McCarthy had a point. (The joy is particularly acute since I no longer have to personally handle the resulting hate mail.)

Back on TV
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

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I headed back into Fox Studios yesterday to talk with Brian Sullivan on Fox Business — who is a big rail fan. Here’s the clip. According to my mom, I bang my fist on the table too much – what can I say, I’m used to having my hands [...]

On TV to Talk High Speed Rail
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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I hit the Fox Business studio yesterday to talk with Brian Sullivan about Obama’s plans for high speed rail. Just imagine if we could get around the U.S. without having to sit in some airport purgatory breathing re-processed air and downing earwax-flavored food. Yeah, I can’t really imagine it [...]

So, Uh, There’s This Election
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

It’s pretty safe to say that no one will look back on 2008 and say “Jesus, what a boring year that was.” Those of us who make it ’til New Years (bankers, step away from the ledge — your account balance is nothing resembling your worth as a human being) may even look back on [...]

The Part of Me Will Be Played By…
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

The funny think about splitting up with someone after many years is that you find yourself totally reconfigured as a person. All the things you thought you knew about yourself–those qualities you’d pasted onto your mental bulletin board as “You” and pulled out whenever some shmuck in a family gathering or job interview asked you [...]

Upset Logic
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I’m getting used to being totally at the whim of my emotions. They’re running the show at the moment, the autocrats dictating how I’ll experience life from one day to the next. Wake up on a weekday morning — I’m alone, but in a now-familiar place, sunlight streaming in, everything’s fine. Shower, eat breakfast, walk [...]

That Little Bit of Space
Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Buying an apartment is an interesting experience. It’s sort of like an arranged marriage — you walk inside the first time after an official ceremony overseen by religious figures (or multiple lawyers) and there you are, alone with this thing, tied together for life (or at least until the mortgage gets paid off, which is [...]

Settle This
Monday, April 14th, 2008

This piece also appeared in The Huffington Post.
A month ago, I woke up feeling peaceful for the first time in months. I’m 29, I had just closed on my first apartment, and I was leaving a five-year relationship that, despite my dogged hopes of marriage, had become a stew pot of resentment and anger. While [...]

Time for Change
Monday, March 31st, 2008

We like to give generations plenty of labels. It’s a little absurd, slapping a sticker on millions of people that just happened to be born in the same time range and proclaiming that they’re somehow all alike. But we do it anyway, and then spend our time finding examples of how our designated labels are [...]

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

So I haven’t been blogging. At least, not here anyway. It’s always in the back of my head, that little voice nagging about how I haven’t blogged, burrowed snugly between “You’ve washed that towel maybe once in the last 80 days” and “You haven’t called your last remaining grandparent in three months.” I don’t have [...]