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Eccentricity

I Am the Eccentric Relative in My Family

Sue Kerr | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I don't spend a lot of time with my family in general. I think the main reason is that I'm the crazy-progressive-political relative, but part of it is that I'm a lesbian -- one who doesn't blend and pass quietly as an unmarried lady with a lady roommate who happens to come along to family events. Few people are overtly rude, but the expectation that I not make waves is very strong.

How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Ryan Chapin Mach

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Eve Simon | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home
Eve Simon

Of course, it takes more than jumping into spandex and leaping tall design challenges in a single bound to be a true creative superhero. If you're just in it for the accolades & navel gazing, hang up those tights right now, baby. This ain't the gig for you.

Nothing Beats Beating the System

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Waste money on gasoline to run a power lawnmower that fouls the air with its fumes? You've got to be kidding. My dad uses a push mower on his lawn -- one previous owner, Benjamin Franklin.

Chicago Right In The Middle Of America's Craziest Cities List At #26

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local Color: The Lakeview Museum's Community Solar System spreads over 60 miles of Illinois, making it the largest complete solar-system model in the ...