The Life and Death of Mr. Badmouth

Baby, you got a bad bad mouth Everything is poison that’s coming out – PJ Harvey A large part of my life has been a struggle for peace. It’s taken me years to realize this, and it took coming into contact with someone I hate as much as I’ve ever hated anyone to realize it.… Continue reading The Life and Death of Mr. Badmouth

Remembrance of Vail Past

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. I don’t normally make New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not really into the failure/guilt trip cycle that they represent. But this year I accidentally made a resolution. My mom texted me on New Year’s Day… Continue reading Remembrance of Vail Past

Aerobicisin’ It Up

I was a kid in the 1980s, when the nearly-simultaneous advent of Aerobics and VHS video playback recorders caused mothers to clothe themselves in Spandex and Jazzercize their butts off in America’s spare bedrooms and basements. My mother was no exception to this phenomenon, and a few weeks ago whilst researching costume ideas for an… Continue reading Aerobicisin’ It Up