Normal People With Famous Names

This past week I became “internet famous.” My blog was so popular and provocative that I was even threatened with lawsuits and defamation! The reason: people were angry over the apparently misleading post purporting to relay a message from Stephen Hawking on the ice bucket challenge. The sleuths on the internet concluding that I had … Continue reading Normal People With Famous Names

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Stephen Hawking Responds

Hey kids! It's me, Stephen the Wonder Brain (but not Stevie Wonder, that is a savant with different skills and a different disability), one of the smartest men on the planet and currently the subject of a feature film starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Miserables"). If you don't know about the things I've accomplished in the … Continue reading Ice Bucket Challenge: Stephen Hawking Responds

Dakota Undercover: Two Weeks as a Barista (Part Two)

Capital Coffee's kitchen is very small, and Sal Mustachio likes working as quickly as possible. That means a menu with lots of quick sandwiches and lots and lots of eggs. Bagel egg and cheese. "Breakfast wrap" (an omelette in a tortilla). Ham and egg croissant. And so on. Sal is a pretty decent cook. Twenty … Continue reading Dakota Undercover: Two Weeks as a Barista (Part Two)

Dakota Undercover; Two Weeks as a Barista (Part One)

Let's call it "Capital Coffee and Tea": a medium-sized independently owned restaurant possibly on the verge of closing to the fact that a district my boss once described as "the gay capital of the capital" is now in limbo between Georgetown and the Golden Triangle, an area which now contains two used bookstores, a few decent … Continue reading Dakota Undercover; Two Weeks as a Barista (Part One)