Category Archives: Living Deliberately

For the boring, blunt, and braying blog posts strictly related to my weird little experiment of living deliberately, and the different working parts of that whole business.

Buying drugs from people’s underwear: what not to do

As it is written: you can take the boy out of upstate, but you can’t take the upstate out of the boy.  Or as we say it  in up-country: You can taxidermy the roadkill, but that don’t make the skunk … Continue reading

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Aristocratic aspirations: BigAdam of Bushwick

In case you couldn’t tell from my baronial mustaches (which I have been cultivating since a hair first sprouted from my virgin chin like the first green sprig of spring), I have great ambitions in Bushwick, the land of beards … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping or, the Terminator

Thousands of years ago, an elf named Arnold Schwarzenegger came back from the future in order to preach peace, love, and the importance of bargain shopping to the masses. For his effort, he was rewarded with a rebellion by certain … Continue reading

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Crappy photos (of East NY) dedicated to crappy SUNY budget cuts

In the holiday spirit unique to my family, which is very frequently a spirit making a point of being crumudgeonly on holidays other people have no trouble enjoying–going to bed before midnight on New Year’s, insisting on being a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Batman and I have the same underwear

I am not Batman, and if I were, I probably wouldn’t tell you. Rather, I would allow you to note the suspicious similarities between my life and his. Because you are reading this and not directly observing me , I … Continue reading

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Gomez Addams Jr., Bike Shop Owner

Think Globally, Vote Uninformedly, thats my motto. Or maybe its Buy Locally, Act Inappropriately. You see, I could purchase everything local, everything from my tortillas to my beer to the Village Bicycle-which is owned and ridden by no one but … Continue reading

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Freezing to death, hipster style

I am a castrato squirrel missing his nuts before winter.  I am a hipster, smoking, who has forgotten his vintage scarfs, an old person, slipping, who got Florida and Finland mixed up with the travel agent. I am a man … Continue reading

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