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Kieran

I've been a journalist, teacher, instructional designer, project manager, product manager, business guy... Veteran of the married life for 30-something years. Sort of helped raise one boy to be decent adult. Here to spread my bullshit and read what others have to say.

Being Defensive

Despite dropping rates of violent crime, Americans are ever more paranoid.

The news keeps telling us about murders, home invasions and car jackings… So people adopt this mental defensive crouch like we are Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. But actual crime rates have been dropping since the 1960’s.

Becoming a Skinny Fuck in San Francisco

 It sucks being the only fat man in San Francisco. I was there for work last week squeezed into a conference hotel with a 1000 skinny fucks.

A bunch of vegans and vegetarians with food allergies surrounded me.  Even in the few moments when I escaped the hotel, the streets were packed, the restaurants and bars had these tiny chairs and tables stacked on each other like legos.

Totalitarian Tech

George Orwell got it slightly wrong.  Big Brother is not a totalitarian political dictator, he’s the tech nerd trying to “make your life better.”

We know Facebook  and Google make their money selling data about us.  There’s billions in knowing who you are, who you know, what you do and where you go.

Step 8

You know what is missing from the Bible? Apologies.

According to the google the only thing the fictional god of the bible ever apologized for: creating man.

Headbutt

As a parent, there are a few moments when you don’t know whether to be pissed or to be proud.

Listen to this bullshit, and tell me which I should have been.

Fat Biker: Animal Control

Being a fat biker (pedaling not Harley) with no pigment leaves me little choice.  I have to ride at night or risk Satan’s kisses (sunburn all over). 

I’m a night person anyway. I put on two motorcycle power headlights, a flashing red tail light and head out once the sun turned off.

Menage a What The Fuck?

I only have one “sex” story that I used to share in public.

I was 16 years old and working at the ghetto grocery store that was a few blocks from my parents’ house.  One winter night around 9 p.m. I was rounding up the last of the shopping carts in the parking lot.

This tiny little rusted out piece-of-shit sedan was a rockin’.

Iris LaBonga

I have never trusted birds — useless fucking things that just mock us with their ability to swoop down on our heads.  But years ago something happened that changed my mind.

Free the Nipple — Updated

I have a lot of political opinions, but I don’t do much about them.  I vote. But I don’t protest, I don’t donate to political causes very often, I don’t volunteer.

I’m suspicious of all groups. I’m not “a joiner”, and I really kinda hate people.  But I finally found a political movement I can get behind: Free the Nipple.

Fuck Free College

Bernie, AOC and some of the new flaming liberals have a long list of shit they want to change.  I’m with them on most of it, but not one — free college.

Fuck Free College.  We don’t want a repeat of senior year in high school with bored kids hanging out in the classroom to avoid the working week.

Kevin Hotter

Los Angeles Freelance Writer • Comedian • Photographer •

The Writings of Mike Jenkins

Comedy essays and articles

The Bloggess

Like Mother Teresa, only better.

A Midnight Rider

Riding the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

the idle cyclist

cycling less than i plan

Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Sketch, Justice For Belle, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, and a medley of short stories.

THE MEMOIR LIFE

"Nothing that happens to a writer -- however happy, however tragic -- is ever wasted." ~ P.D. James

stephen metcalfe

notes of the desperate man

A Dude Abikes

The Dude Abides. I'm A Dude AbiKes. I wonder as I wander around Austin on a bicycle.

Jay's Brainstorms

All kinds of ideas and thoughts

The Huntress 915

It's My Blog and I Can Cry If I Want To.....

Ben's Bitter Blog

"We make bitter better."

Oh, For Fuck's Sake

Incoherent ranting & cries from the edge of sanity, mostly.

THE WIDOW BADASS BLOG

"This blog is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - F.G.

My Life Lived Full

If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

Chasing Unicorns

Where smartasses chase unicorns

Nowhere Tribune

News and views from nowhere in particular, somewhere in Texas

A Site for Sore Guys

A place for grumpy old men- ladies and the young are welcome if they feel they are up to it.

Tales from the Land Manatee

My life as a cautionary tale.

icouldbewrong.blog

Informative, invigorating, sometimes even entertaining ... Your comments are encouraged here!

The Out And Abouter

- Satire, Commentary, Satirical Commentary -