Apr 28 2017
When I was twelve years old, there was nothing I enjoyed more than going to the Shuk Machane Yehuda. The massive indoor/outdoor market in Jerusalem was an assault of sights, sounds, and smells coming from the garbled masses of people and product. People tumbled from stall to stall, some with clear purpose and direction, some […]
Apr 21 2017
This story is based on a true account reported by the Associated Press. The details have been added for your reading pleasure.
Daniel Kuch woke up on a clear Monday morning, and decided he was not going to work. Not only was he drained from his all-night warring in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but he […]
Apr 07 2017
The Robert Y. Love was the little towboat that could. It spent its time merrily chugging up and down the Arkansas River, pushing barges loaded with asphalt, construction debris, coal, or oil. While it was only 104 feet long and 30 feet wide, the Robert Y. Love could push up to 9 barges at a […]
Mar 31 2017
What do really smart computers do in their free time? They play Pac-Man, or more accurately, they play Ms. Pac Man.
Let’s start with a little bit of background. Pac-Man was developed by Toru Iwatani, a Japanese game designer working for the Japanese company NAMCO, in 1980. It was first launched in Japan where it received […]
Mar 24 2017
Basam settled into his seat at the back of the auditorium. Professor Steven’s Constitutional Law course was one of the most popular classes offered, and the auditorium was usually packed, which was just fine with Basam who thrived in back row anonymity. He flipped open his laptop and got to work. He quickly typed in […]
Mar 17 2017
Happiness. The most prized commodity of all. Some people think they will find it in marriage, some look for it in exotic locales halfway across the globe, others try to find it in seventeen course tasting menus, while still others think it is found in the driver’s seat of a Lexus. Where can happiness be […]
Mar 10 2017
If you hear that word, it’s probably March.
Gonzaga University is a small Roman Catholic college in Spokane, WA, and ninety nine percent of Americans would never know that it exists if not for their basketball team which has been featured prominently in March Madness for sixteen years in a row. Most Americans go through their […]
Mar 03 2017
I’d like to introduce you to your chauffer for the day. His name is Mobli, and he comes from Israel. Unlike most Israeli drivers you may have had the pleasure of experiencing, he is very quiet, and he drives quite smoothly. You will not be engaged in lengthy debates about politics or religion, you will […]
Feb 24 2017
I want to save the world, and I would like to take you with me! First stop: our local Wal-Mart. No, I don’t believe that giving people dastardly low wages and ridiculously expensive health-care is the way to save the world, so let’s not stop in the Human Resources Department. Nor do I believe that […]
Feb 17 2017
Disclaimer: The views presented in the next three sections are not the views of the writer, his employers, or anyone he ever met. They are merely fictional and were created for the sole purpose of bringing out a point.
“Talking to the Russians? Talking to the Russians throughout the whole campaign? I’m telling you, this Trump […]