November 18  •  Humor

Marriage For All: Do you want my muffin bottom?

Marriage is on its way to becoming obsolete, which means that soon same-sex couples will be allowed to marry…when no one really cares about the issue...

November 17  •  Humor

Hungry? Widows will feed you.

Welcome to the Shimkus Analysis, where we provide thoughtful analysis of sacred texts without the burden of context. This week, an excerpt from The...

November 17  •  Humor

Enlightenment is for wusses!

The Dalai Lama, a science nerd in monk’s clothing, thinks science will one day create a machine to make people enlightened. That’s no small...

November 16  •  Poetry

Urban Appalachia Portland

Appalachia finds me even here, in the middle of urban Portland (poem).

November 16  •  Poetry

Tattoo Vampires

A poem celebrating the tattooed youth who suck the marrow from life and despise the old with their brooding souls.

November 16  •  Photography

Urban Appalachia

Taken in Portland, Oregon, November 16, 2010 Photo (c) 2010 Shawn Radcliffe

November 15  •  Humor

Death Awaits: Beware of the Grim Stomper

Back in the day, death was predictable. If you were lucky, you’d grow old and die in your sleep, surrounded by loved ones and drug-induced fairies...

November 14  •  Humor

Grant me the serenity to be annoyed at the things I cannot change

Indignation. On this rainy Portland day, I coldly welcome indignation into my heart, embracing the Law of Attraction, the Theorem of Fat Lazy Asses,...

April 14  •  Photography

Caged But Not Broken

Fence surrounding a tree growing out of a rock off the interstate highway in Wyoming. Taken in Wyoming; April 14, 2007. Photo (c) 2007 © 2007 by...