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An Open Letter to David Meinert

However you choose to define what happened, you haven’t owned up to the fact that you caused damage to other human beings. Continue reading

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Why I’m Voting for Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant is the real deal, a pragmatic idealist who does what she does because she believes it’s the right thing to do. Continue reading

Restaurant Algebra, or The Funny Stuff People Do When Splitting a Tab

Some days in the bar are easy. Some days it’s like every high maintenance person in a ten-block radius decided they needed your help and attention all at once. Yesterday was one of those days. I had a pretty busy happy hour in the bar, which was fine, though a clogged printer in the kitchen … Continue reading

No, You May Not Use My Image for Commercial Purposes Without Compensating Me

So an interesting thing happened to me when I went into work yesterday at my new job tending bar at Monsoon. I came in, put away my bag, chatted a bit with the manager, and started doing┬áthe things you do to open a bar. I decided a cup of coffee sounded like a good idea, … Continue reading

Making Gratuities Gratuitous

Depending on who you ask, tipping as practiced in the contemporary United States is either a crassly exploitative transfer of economic risk from a business to its employees which leaves them vulnerable to wage theft, sexual harassment, and economic uncertainty or a great way to earn a good living working part time for cash in … Continue reading

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