• Savage Love: Better Off Without

    Savage Love: Better Off Without

    I am a male grad student who is technically engaged to a female grad student. She has numerous positive qualities, but she is repulsed by sex. She is very sensitive about her repulsion and becomes distraught when I broach the subject. She says that even the thought of doing anything sexual with...

  • Free Will Astrology 6/24/15

    Free Will Astrology 6/24/15

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): During my regular hikes along my favorite trails, I’ve gotten to know the local boulders quite intimately. It might sound daft, but I’ve come to love them. I’ve even given some of them names. They symbolize stability and constancy to me. When I gaze at them or sit on...

  • Mr. Wrong: E Pluribus Money

    Mr. Wrong: E Pluribus Money

    I like money. I like to look at all the little engraving-pictures on coins and bills, and I enjoy the Mystery of how, like, the Dime is worth more than the Penny and the Nickel combined, even though the 10-Cent Piece is smaller than each of ’em. I even like the smell of paper money, did you ever...

  • Field Tripping: Niagara Falls-ing

    Field Tripping: Niagara Falls-ing

    It’s my birthday this month—I’m turning 40—and I’ve wisely decided to spend June giving myself whatever I want in celebratory fashion. So far that has mostly meant teaching summer school and lathering on name-brand sunscreen for the bike rides it takes to get me there, but hey, that’s what pushing...

  • Free Will Astrology 6/16/15

    Free Will Astrology 6/16/15

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Would you like to stop pushing and struggling for a while? Is there a clenched attitude you would love to let go of? Do you wish you could take a break from having to give so much and try so hard and be so strong? Then do it! Now would be a good time to take a sabbatical...

  • Mr. Wrong: I am Totally not Doing the BGE Smart Energy Rewards Thing

    Mr. Wrong: I am Totally not Doing the BGE Smart Energy Rewards Thing

    Hey Baltimore, and Maryland, even, did you get that thing from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) about how now that you have your “Smart Meter” you are eligible to participate in “Energy Savings Days”? Fun!

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Field Tripping


Field Tripping: Biking 'The Wire'

I have moved every few years since 1993. This means that I’m simultaneously really good at making myself at home in new places, and really good at not getting too attached. Because I’m so good at this moving thing, I spent the months leading up to my arrival preparing to be a Baltimorean. And that...

Mr. Wrong


Mr. Wrong: The IRS government is throttling my passwords

I am cutting back on Cable Television for a while in order to save money, so if anybody watches the “Game of Thrones” and wants to let me come over and watch it on Sunday nights so I don’t get Spoilered by all the people doing “recaps” the next day on the Internet, or if anybody has an organized...

Savage Love


The Undercard


Hot Fudge Wednesdays


Hey Cabbie!


Hey Cabbie: Tired of this shit

Racial issues will be America’s downfall! She has to come to grips with the issue and lean toward equality, by showing it, expressing it, and by all means demonstrating it to the people. Concrete short- and long-term goals and solutions are an absolute must, not lip service, and not the giveaway...

It's Gianna Bitch


It's Gianna Bitch: Disney World makes me sick

Look, I get why the quarterback for the winning team at the Super Bowl yells “I’m going to Disney World” when he’s asked about what he plans to do after his big win. See, Disney World and organized sports are huge corporate entities that create recognizable brands and strong customer loyalty through...

Free Will Astrology


Free Will Astrology 6/10/15

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “To look at a thing hard and straight and seriously—to fix it.” Aries author Henry James said he wanted to do that on a regular basis. He didn’t want to be “arbitrary” or “mechanical” in his efforts. I invite you to make this perspective one of your specialties in the...



5 Orioles Facts and 5 Orioles Fictions

Fact: Despite all the injuries and inconsistencies, the Orioles are in first place. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Matt Wieters’ season would end in May, that 88 games into the season, J.J. Hardy would only have two homers, Chris Davis would be flirting with the Mendoza...