Condominium blues


If he doesn’t get his way, expect one outcome only. By: Elaine Luti/The American in Italia There’s a man in my condominium complex who has decided he’s the boss of the place. He expects everything he wants to go his way. What he doesn’t propose, he resists or undermines. He’s admittedly done a lot for … More Condominium blues

How to stay clean in Prison


I saw new guys avoid the showers because of fear, but that never played out well. You can’t stink in prison   Excerpted with permission from “A Day in Prison” by John Fuller. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.   There are six showerheads available in the small, white-and-mold tiled room, … More How to stay clean in Prison

All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner


Here’s a secret some of us don’t talk about — doing it all ourselves is often much easier than being married By,Dena Landon/Salon When I tell people that I’m a single mom, with 60 percent custody, the typical response is a combination of pity and comments like, “you’re so strong” or “what a tough job.” If I’m … More All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner

Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world


The Fortitude Coffee shop in Edinburgh. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Observer Industrial furniture, stripped floors and Edison bulbs: why must we aspire to such bland monotony? By:Kyle Chayka/UK Guardian Go to Shoreditch Grind, near a roundabout in the middle of London’s hipster district. It’s a coffee shop with rough-hewn wooden tables, plentiful sunlight from … More Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world