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Confessions of a Teenaged Smuggler

Confessions of a Teenaged Smuggler

1986: "I was off to Norway, back when they'd let you take a baseball bat through airport security."
Masculinity Saved!

Masculinity Saved!

England, 1977: Dressed in tights, the Gnome Ranger saves Christmas. But dressed in tights, can Dave save his dignity?
Nevadans Insist There’s Nothing “Odd” About Their Name

Nevadans Insist There’s Nothing “Odd” About Their Name

... But outsiders are pronouncing it wrong and it's making them cranky.
The Power of Self-Suggestion

The Power of Self-Suggestion

Words to spoil your appetite.
Welcome to Wordsplash!

Welcome to Wordsplash!

From 2007: The very first post from "Wordsplash," Dave's original blog about writing and language -- with an index of the other Wordsplash articles now available on Globejotting.com.
From Wholesome Switzerland to Slutty Seattle

From Wholesome Switzerland to Slutty Seattle

The Emerald City gets a new acronym.
A Sad Fact About Teenage Nutrition

A Sad Fact About Teenage Nutrition

Eat your gummi-vegetables!
Innovative Imitation

Innovative Imitation

You'd be cooler if your T-shirt were blank.
Where’s the Beef?

Where’s the Beef?

Run, cows! Run for your life!
How I Survived the Running of the Bulls

How I Survived the Running of the Bulls

I felt a need to challenge myself, to test my limits, and to fully taste how sweet and fragile life can be.