Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.

Are Those Around You Quietly Annoyed with You?

Annoyed Man

A reminder about actions we probably already know are not our best form.

The Conversation


What begins as a simple nostalgic conversation turns into a much deeper emotional reconnection in RG Evans’s poem of male friendship.

Dear John: Is The Problem the Nude Neighbor? Or the Nosy Ones?


A sunbathing nude neighbor, a friend snooping through pictures, and a daughter meeting her mother’s new boyfriend.

Didn’t Ask? Don’t Share

small realm

Zach Stafford wants to remind you that the internet is like a phone, but with a speaker. That sext you send may live forever…and prompt others to take action.

Dear John: Getting Girlfriend’s Son Off The Couch


A sedentary son, a boyfriend planning an unpleasant vacation, and girlfriend who hangs up.

Across the Rooftop


#32: This story is about a penthouse.

Hear What Every Neighborhood Was Like 20 Years Ago from Any Payphone in Manhattan (Video)


Find out what was happening on any block in 1993.

Is It Me? Or Is It Tele-cutting?

photo by sparkfun

Chris Edwards just coined the phrase “tele-cutting”. And he doesn’t like it in the least.

“I made a terrifying discovery: after 17 years of credit card abuse, my cards were full and I couldn’t juggle payments anymore.”


This is a comment by Black and Blue Man on the post “Open Thread: What Have You Bounced Back From?”

“Thanks for the article. Needed a little courage and tact before I called up my girlfriend.”


Justin Timothy, k-dawg, and br talk about breakups.

Komplicated Solutions: The Modern Man’s Utility Belt [@hannibaltabu]


The modern man is beset on all sides by challenges logistical and psychological. Here’s a possible solution.

30 Days Without Social Media: One Week In


At the end of a week without social media, Collin Slattery is becoming aware of the changes in himself.

Insulting the Users of a Product Doesn’t Make the Competitor’s Product Better

photo by nickwallen

Douglas Wake responds to Eric Jackson’s piece “Android Users Don’t Know Enough To Matter.”

Gadgets: iPhone Goes Prepaid With Cricket On June 22nd

Pony up the funds up front and you can hold the smartphone pacesetter, no-strings attached.

Security: Drive-By Malware Sites Plague Android Phones

There’s another reason you should be careful running around with Google’s open source operating system.