Edwin Decker likes music. Edwin Decker likes movies. Edwin Decker likes books. Short books are best, but he'll read long books if he must. Edwin Decker likes sports. Edwin Decker likes games. He likes serious games like poker and chess and silly games like Risk and Monopoly. Edwin Decker likes his family. He really likes being married to his wife. Edwin Decker likes to write. He wrote a book once. It's called Barzilla and Other Psalms. It's a poetry book. Edwin Decker has a website. You should go there.

Nov. 30 2015
After enjoying a most excellent breakfast in a Sacramento restaurant called The Tower, I headed to the restrooms only to discover about eight people—oh, be still my beating bladder—waiting...
Nov. 16 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got himself into some hot water recently when he said you need to fear God to be president
Nov. 2 2015
Wil Wheaton, a.k.a. Wesley Crusher of Star Trek: The Next Generation, lashed out at Huffington Post recently after the online news provider asked to reprint his blog article—for free!
Oct. 19 2015
The man on the radio sobs as he reports the cause. "Playboy magazine," he says, "will no longer feature photos of naked women."
Oct. 5 2015
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson said after Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd asked if a candidate's faith should matter...
Sept. 21 2015
"Dear future husband / Here's a few things you'll need to know," sings Meghan Trainor at the outset of her hit song, "Dear Future Husband," which—when I first heard that line—made me think,...
Sept. 8 2015
Almost everything we know was told to us by someone else. If you don't know this simple truth, then you are ignorant. Now don't get your bunions all in a bunch. I don't mean ignorant as in stupid
Aug. 24 2015
And so, after two unsuccessful attempts by the Island of Maui to murder me in the face a lot, I grabbed my uninflated blow-up flotation donut and splashed into the beautiful but deadly waters of Kok? Beach
Aug. 10 2015
"What does Aloha mean?" I ask Positive B., a friend and Hawaii resident, as we watch the sun sink into the Pacific from our east-Maui campsite
July 27 2015
I finally saw the video for the relatively new Rihanna song, "American Oxygen." And while I rather like the haunting resonance of the music and its theme, the video itself has one glaring problem: Rihanna...
June 22 2015
Most publications' drinks issue contains lots of hipster-crafty cocktail recipes with a variety of fancy liquor brands. I would like to pipe in at this time to say, "Don't. Don't. Don't believe the hype."
June 1 2015
Whatever the cataclysm, be it a tsunami, hurricane, pandemic or Kardashian family squabble, there's always more than a few lunatics who like to say the disaster is God's wrath against the LGBT community
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May 18 2015
Thanks to recent controversies surrounding Tom Brady and Alex Rodriguez, the age-old argument involving the asterisk has re-emerged
May 4 2015
It truly hurts my gonads to agree with the religious right about anything, but I take their side regarding the Indianapolis gay wedding cake denial debacle, and a spreading piece of legislation known as...
April 20 2015
Now that music-festival season is upon us, it's time once again to be inundated with countless magazine and blog stories with advice on how best to survive and enjoy your festival experience.
April 6 2015
I'm sure you've heard the one about the New York high school that committed "treason" by permitting a student to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school's PA-in Arabic
March 23 2015
Perhaps you've heard of the group Women on 20s, which is seeking to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a notable American female
March 9 2015
In other words, I will never again utter the words "God bless you" after somebody sneezes. And I don't care who it is: my mother, my boss, my parole officer
Feb. 23 2015
Apologies for addressing this issue belatedly, but it only recently became known to me. Apparently, a little more than a year ago-quite silently and with minimal brouhaha-Webster's Dictionary (an
Feb. 10 2015
Dear Sordid Tales: I am a male in my late 20s who was recently jilted after a six-year engagement. Now that I'm single again, I'm not interested in anything serious. However, I'm not interested in being...
There are two propositions regarding the death penalty on the November ballot. Proposition 62 would repeal capital punishment (retroactively, as well), and replace it with life in prison without the possibility...


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