Can You Help Eddie?

Who is Eddie, you might ask? Truth be told, I have no idea. Mary Natalie has been babbling away for a couple of months now, but these past days has been fixated on a single word: Eddie. Which is a bit disappointing, as her very first word was Daddy. You can imagine my...

Merry Christmas, or my 3 Nuggets of Wisdom

Once again, Christmas is upon us, and I realize this is the third time I celebrate it with you, my online friends. As a small thank-you, I’ll offer you three nuggets of wisdom. No, not from three wise men, but from yours truly, to put you in the...

Britain’s First Census and Extinct Professions

In 1801, Britain’s first census was begun. A subsequent survey, conducted in 1881, asked residents to declare their “rank, profession or occupation.” Here are some of the more puzzling responses, as preserved by the London Genealogical Society and...

Washington Post’s Neologisms

According to a meme that’s been going around, the Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its annual neologisms contests, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. Seeing how much you all enjoyed my post...

Honest Fibs: Happy April Fool’s Day

I have some great news: my third collection of short stories is now ready, and waiting for my cover wizard friend, Alex Saskalides, to work his magic. The title is Honest Fibs, since the stories are narrated as an exchange of tall tales between two fishermen. To...

After Sinister Spam, Comes the Goofy One

You may remember the recent spam I’d been getting from some persons offering to off anyone annoying me – or, at least, teach them a lesson. Mercifully, this sort of spam has stopped. In its place, I started receiving spam from lawyers. Kinda makes sense, I...

The Biggest Plotholes of World History

I recently came across a hilarious Reddit thread titled, “Assume all of world history is a movie. What are the biggest plotholes?” I’m including here some of my favorite responses. You can visit visit the original thread for more. Oh, and apologies...