Relationships 101: Assume Everyone’s Worst Intentions

Welcome back to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series promotes a different form of human suffering and encourages readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Relationships 101: Assume Everyone’s Worst Intentions

It’s Time for the United States to Stand Up to Our Overlords

Seems everywhere you look there's a fight about some political something-or-other. And something-or-other is about as clear as it usually seems to those who read the news to learn what's happening in the world since the last time we checked the news to learn what's happening in the world. But so much news coverage is … Continue reading It’s Time for the United States to Stand Up to Our Overlords

Savage Pessimism

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series will promote a different form of human suffering and encourage readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Savage Pessimism

Gratitude Is for Quitters

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series will promote a different form of human suffering and encourage readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Gratitude Is for Quitters

How to Drive Like a Local: Maximum Chaos

One of the challenges of getting to know any new city is learning the unspoken rules of its roads. That problem is compounded exponentially by the quirkiness of San Diego drivers. Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of a misunderstanding, visitors and more permanent arrivals would do well to educate themselves as much as … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: Maximum Chaos

How to Drive Like a Local: Forced Courtesy

Imagine this scenario. You are driving on a busy side street in one of San Diego’s many villages and there are cars following close behind you. Picture whatever street you’d like, though my mind automatically wanders to Date Street just east of Golf Course Drive in South Park, en route to I-5, SR-94 or SR-163. … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: Forced Courtesy

How to Drive Like a Local: Four-Way Stop Signs

One of the challenges of getting to know any new city is learning the unspoken rules of its roads. That problem is compounded exponentially by the quirkiness, shall we say, of San Diego drivers. Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of a misunderstanding, visitors and more permanent arrivals would do well to educate themselves … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: Four-Way Stop Signs

How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists

One of the challenges of getting to know any new city is learning the unspoken rules of its roads. That problem is compounded exponentially by the quirkiness, shall we say, of San Diego drivers. Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of a misunderstanding, visitors and more permanent arrivals would do well to educate themselves … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists