Jul 282017
 

Coca-Cola announced this week that it would remove Coke Zero from the U.S. market, replacing it with a newly-formulated product called Coke Zero Sugar. I’ll select Coke Zero head-to-head over Diet Coke at a fountain, and it’s more mixable than most diet colas. But I have no real religion about it. However, I certainly have experience in […]

 Posted by at 11:33 am
Jul 262017
 

I’m not leaving voicemail anymore. OK, mostly. I’d love to just walk away from it, but then I’d love to walk away from voice calls in general. My antipathy toward telephony has grown steadily stronger for years, and apart from an occasional catch-up with my geographically inconvenient sister or sorting quotidian details with a member of […]

 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Jul 142017
 

Perhaps the single greatest naïveté of my life (well, so far) is/was what I once believed about Generation X and divorce. It went something like this: My generation is the first one whose parents divorced essentially without social stigma. So, they did it in greater numbers. So, my generation got a close-up look at divorce […]

 Posted by at 10:44 am
Jun 302017
 

I had something a little lighter in mind today, but social media blew up yesterday with something I find rather morally disturbing, so I’ll have a word about that instead. It seems Christine Braswell returned to her SUV in a North Carolina Wal-Mart parking lot to find Robert Raines inside it, going through her purse. […]

 Posted by at 2:06 pm

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