Bumper stickers: Irritating free speech or secret coded messages to members of lost Gen X tribe

Bumper stickers covered the rear end of the smallish SUV in front of me. The owner of the car, or one of their kids, really wanted me to know some things about them. They wanted me to know that people from all religions could get along with the sticker that read “Coexist” using a varietyContinue reading “Bumper stickers: Irritating free speech or secret coded messages to members of lost Gen X tribe”

The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list

The best Rolodex I ever saw belonged to Tom Alex, the dayside police reporter for the Des Moines Register. You needed two years of CrossFit just to twist the wheel. When one managed to crank the wheel, business cards rained out. Most pages had six or seven entries hastily crossed out with the new contactContinue reading “The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list”

Domino’s recruits customers as delivery drivers

The last bloom of American innocence fell sometime Sunday afternoon when I was trying to find a baseball game on TV. There was a commercial for Domino’s, a restaurant that delivers pizza and other food-like products to your house for what one can only assume is fair market value for the convenience of not havingContinue reading “Domino’s recruits customers as delivery drivers”