The Tide of Currency

The other morning I had to run into Rite Aid to grab something before work. When I got to the checkout line, there was a bit of commotion. The police were there and they had one half of a shoplifting duo. The guy looked sad and hard on his luck. The girl had slipped away, … Continue reading The Tide of Currency

The six degrees of Amber Alerts

This is Dave.  Back in the early 90s I ran into Dave when I was working at Radio Shack.  He came in to buy a tone dialer and a crystal of a specific frequency and I immediately knew what sort of shenanigans he was up to because I had downloaded and read the same text files with … Continue reading The six degrees of Amber Alerts

It’s a trap!

Okay, so I knew Portland can be a little nerdy. We have things like the largest independent bookstore in town, which causes something like the highest percentage of leisure readers in the country. We have things like Free Geek. There’s the Geek Prom. I could go on and on. Heck, I even know someone who … Continue reading It’s a trap!

Allergic to poison

I had to pick up some ant poison thingers today because we have tried everything natural we can think of to control the ants in our place. It’s as if the house was built on an ancient ant burial ground. The warning label surprised me. The poison shouldn’t be eaten because it is, you know, … Continue reading Allergic to poison