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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.

Dec. 9 2013
As a football enthusiast, I have long abhorred how professional sports culture remains mired in the dark ages of homophobia
Nov. 25 2013
It occurred to me, as I was mulling over these ever-so-uplifting thoughts, that Thanksgiving is not the only holiday that's not been completely square with us
Nov. 11 2013
"This is just nonsense... It is simply not a realistic possibility," said Vatican spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi in response to reports that the Pope might ordain two Irish women as cardinals
Oct. 28 2013
On Oct. 9, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote an open letter defending the football team's controversial name. It beginsas you would expectwith a lot of lip service to Redskins' devotees
Oct. 15 2013
Apparently, the only people who scored 100 were the mayoral candidates, probably because they all received something called "sexual harassment training."
Sept. 30 2013
And so it goes, when your Favorite Football Team You Like the Best loses the first two games of the season by sucking on levels only seen in quantum vacuums and black holes. And so it goes, today,...
Sept. 16 2013
The reason I'm in favor of marital rules, aside from shared convenience, is to protect myself from the numerous and blatant hypocrisies of my marriage
Sept. 3 2013
However, the fact that he is (allegedly) a creepy, goofy, molester-nerd is not the reason I believe him to be unfit for office. Rather, it's becauseas a card-carrying creepy, goofy molester-nerdhe didn't...
July 23 2013
I am truly astounded by the outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict. I watched much of that trial and it was pretty obvious, pretty quickly, that Zimmerman would not, and should not, be convicted.
July 10 2013
As most of you know, for the last decade or so, my husband has been using this column to talk shit about me and our marriage. I have tolerated it over the years, but his last column was the final straw,...
June 24 2013
Another unwritten rule is what I call the Upright Fetch Mandate, which is as follows: When one spouse is reclining on a chair or couch, and the other is upright, the upright spouse must perform...
June 10 2013
I was perusing the May 28 issue of U-T San Diego and came upon a peculiar article about a discount being offered by an air-conditioning company. What in tarnation kind of news story is this? I...
May 28 2013
Abercrombie & Fitch got hit by a massive PR cyclone earlier this month after an article about the company's policy to exclude overweight, unattractive and/or uncool people resurfaced
May 13 2013
For about 15 years, I've been not-so-patiently waiting for the career of celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne to crash and burn, and I suspect that day may be upon us
April 30 2013
Sure, abstinence should be taught to students, but not -only. Abstinence should be taught side-by-side with the condom option, the pill option, the mutual-masturbation option and the gargle-Listerine-before-giving-head...
April 17 2013
My wife and I recently threw a going-away party for a married couple we know and love. It was while setting up for the party that the last bastion of my manhood flew away
April 1 2013
You know about these people, right? These chum-sucking, check-ducking, cheap-ass charlatans who'll do whatever it takes to avoid paying their fair share?
March 20 2013
After nearly 25 years of receiving hate mail from irate readers, I finally got around to writing an angry letter to an editor myself
March 4 2013
Do you want to know why I don't feel sorry for the record companies when they complain about file sharing and other piracy? Because, when you think about it, they still owe consumers a lot of money
Feb. 18 2013
I'd like to state at the outset that I'm not necessarily against gun control. What I am against is a certain argument that many gun-control activists use when referring to assault rifles