Category Archives: Modern life-as-we-know-it

The party’s over, Boomers

Cg6Y45VWYAAMhg_Millennials outnumber boomers now. From Pew:

Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69). And Generation X (ages 35-50 in 2015) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.

History for conservative kids

Enjoy this piece from Professor Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian®..

Here’s what happens when you gut the Voting Rights Act


You can read more here.

Let’s call Sweden. Or something.

telephoneI love the idea of a Swedish tourism agency creating a phone number where you can call a random Swede (who has volunteered to answer such calls) and chat and, well, anything.

What if we set that up for fundamentalists, or other groups that are maybe misunderstood? Imagine how cool it would be to, say, talk to a hillbilly. Or an Oklahoman, or a Valley Girl.

Spring break, bitches!

imagesToday starts my spring break from University of New Haven, and in between beer pong and the beach, I will be taking a break from this blog.

Actually, I will be working on my book about one of Hartford’s coolest neighborhood,  Frog Hollow. I’ve told myself I’ll write 50 pages in one week. Wish me luck, and do come back after the week and we’ll catch up.

Hey! France has a female Donald Trump!

lependownload (2)Marine Le Pen, too, is riding an ill-informed populist wave of popularity.

And check out this Guardian article. In France, credit for the rise of the dangerous Le Pen is given to the “cowardly elite.” Sound familiar?

Here’s the clip where Donald Trump talks about his then-girlfriend’s bowel movements and other stuff

God bless America.