ArchiveJanuary 2009

The Budget That Missed

Yesterday’s “something-for-everyone” budget can be described in a single word: underwhelming. Yes, the headline numbers ($85B in additional debt over five years, $20B in tax cuts . . .) were huge...

“I love . . .”

It’s already past 12 when we start moving. There were no Lights to be seen today – only a group of cold Americans quaffing vodka behind a lighthouse shack, the warehouse where Iceland’s Range...

The Game

There are only three of us in the games shop. The clerk is a little goth girl, hair all stringy black, eyes outlined thick and dark, and lips the color of brand-new tire rubber. I start when she...

Tire

She smells of sickness and death. She smells of sickness and death and I’m bugging even before she sits down next to me, in the only empty seat in that crowded walk-in clinic. F—. Her each...