10 Facts about Girl Scout Cookies you might not know

It’s that time of year again. It’s a new year, and to paraphrase the 1989 cult classic Troop Beverly Hills, “It’s cookie time!” They’ve been deep fried at state fairs and incorporated into a Sprinkles Ice Cream seasonal flavor. Everybody, it seems, has their favorite flavor. They’re sold in offices, in front of grocery stores, by the girls themselves, often…

Paris Attacks: Let us grieve, damn it

It never fails. The world faces some sort of shocking tragedy, and after the status updates about the journalistic basics (what, who, where, why how) and some immediate reaction (Oh my God!), we start to get internet trolls who go out fault-finding. There’s been a lot of it following the attacks on Paris, and I…

So I’m trying this out…

I’ve been blogging for some time about general nonsense, and I’ve gotten good feedback. I’ve also been writing legit stuff for examiner.com and I’ve done pretty well. But in both cases I haven’t really been able to tell good stories the way I want to tell good stories. And the stories I want to tell…