Car Talk

Car Talk

A couple of days ago, a coworker came back from lunch in an uproar.”Do you know how much gas is now?” she asked, referring to the skyrocketing prices.”$3.45?” I said, highballing it for effect.”Oh, I guess you’ve...
Dandelion Whine

Dandelion Whine

Dandelions have become a great source of consternation for me over the past few weeks. As I am adapting to my first Spring as a home owner, dandelions in my yard mean more frequent mowing, more rigorous hoeing in the flower beds as the dandelions sneak through the...
Me Casa, Me Casa

Me Casa, Me Casa

In chapter two of The Suburban Christian, Al Hsu discusses home ownership as both a surburban ideal and the perpetuater of individualism. In other words, people who move to the suburbs are looking for a place of their own where they can do their own thing. It’s...

Subruralurbanite

LL (over at Seedlings in Stone) and I have decided to real Al Hsu’s The Suburban Christian together, and discuss it on our respective blogs. She has posted her initial thoughts in “Subfused.” These are a few of my thoughts about the intro and chapter...
The New Poor

The New Poor

You’d never know it by the junker I drive around, but statistically speaking, I’m rich. Having any car that can get them to their jobs and allow them to run errands is all some people really want, considering that lack of transportation is one of the...