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ed@sdcitybeat.com

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.

sordid-web
April 14 2014
Forty pounds. That's the amount of weight I've shaved off my torso, ass, thighs and chins. Forty bona-fide, USDA grade-A pounds since late January-just before W. said she was leaving
sordid-web
April 1 2014
Yup, we have yet another "Asinine School Administration Negligently Enforces Zero Tolerance Policy Because the Administration is Asinine" debacle.
sordid-web
March 17 2014
While we're at it, how did eight people with no zoological experience care for several million animals? Whose job was it to shovel the dinosaur dung? Who organized the bingo and shuffleboard tournaments?
sordid-web
March 3 2014
The whole trip down memory lane got me thinking: What other issues have arisen over the years about which I have been embarrassingly wrong?
sordid-web shorty
Feb. 17 2014
What's that you say? "America the Beautiful" sung in Foreignnish? It's an outrage! Or so thought people like Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio
sordid-web
Feb. 3 2014
Now, I've been called a bigot plenty before, but it never bothered me, because, well, I know that I'm not one. Indeed, I have been squawking against prejudice for as long as I've known how to squawk, have...
sordid-web
Jan. 20 2014
I'm sorry, but, no-our pudgy bodies are not "stunning." Not unless I was meeting a gal from Match.com after I told her I had "an athletic build" would she be "stunned" by my looks
sordid-web
Jan. 6 2014
So, the question about who should and shouldn't be permitted to marry comes down to one thing: What are those reasons?
sordid-web
Dec. 23 2013
Imagine my delight when I came across a Dec. 9 AP story headlined, "Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse."
sordid-web
Dec. 9 2013
As a football enthusiast, I have long abhorred how professional sports culture remains mired in the dark ages of homophobia
sordid-web
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
sordid-web
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
sordid-web
Oct. 28 2013
On Oct. 9, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote an open letter defending the football team's controversial name. It begins-as you would expect-with a lot of lip service to Redskins' devotees
sordid-web shorty
Oct. 15 2013
Apparently, the only people who scored 100 were the mayoral candidates, probably because they all received something called "sexual harassment training."
sordid-web
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,...
sordid-web
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
sordid-web
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 because-as a card-carrying creepy, goofy molester-nerd-he didn't...
sordid-web
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.
sordid-web
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,...
sordid-web
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...

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