At Home with Brutalism

For a little more than two years, I wrote a weekly humor column called At Home with Brutalism at the Oakton Patch in the lovely Oakton, Virginia (and as of August 15, 2012, it also ran in the Vienna Patch in the slightly-less-lovely Vienna, Virginia). Read my published columns here:

12-12-12        Cringing all the way
11-28-12        This one really takes the cake
11-14-12        Give the People what they want
10-31-12        Frankenstorm
10-17-12        First-Class Mistake
09-26-12        Yetinapping
09-12-12        Hail to the Redskins!
08-29-12        You're going to College!
08-15-12        If a ridiculous childhood is a crime, my parents are guilty
07-25-12        Time to get my Schtick Together
07-11-12        It's Closing Time
07-04-12        Call me Crazy
06-27-12        House Hunters Regional
06-20-12        What a Bunch of Animals
06-13-12        It's a Dirty Job
06-06-12        The Hunter Games
05-30-12        You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yeti
05-23-12        Roman Holiday
05-16-12        Oh, What a Night
05-09-12        Totally Brutal
05-02-12        What's in a Name?
04-25-12        Surely, I cannot be this antisocial on an airplane
04-18-12        Declaring a War on War
04-11-12        Lost and Found
04-04-12        Wheel of Misfortune
03-28-12        Politics as Usual
03-21-12        Dressed to the Nines
03-14-12        My Hammy Vice
03-07-12        Baby Remember my Name
02-29-12        I Give Up
02-22-12        Ooohhh...That's Rich
02-15-12        The Real Oakton Cougar
02-08-12        Recommend this Column
02-01-12        Losin' It
01-25-12        Wa-la! It's the list you need irregardless of how skiddish it makes you
01-18-12        Going Strong
01-11-12        Behaving Judiciously
01-04-12        Baby Steps
12-28-11        It's the Most Difficult-to-Explain Time of the Year
12-21-11        Sleepwalking through Life
12-14-11        Tis the Season to be a Complete Narcissist
12-07-11        Do you see what I see?
11-30-11        We'll try anything once...well, almost anything
11-23-11        Giving thanks for the little things
11-16-11        Are you ready for something sorta like football?
11-09-11        Goal Celebrations have come a long way
11-02-11        Totally out of Character
10-26-11        A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
10-19-11        At Home with Brutalism presents The Greatest Column Ever Sold*
10-12-11        It's a Small World after all
09-28-11        I Remembered our Anniversary
09-21-11        Adventures in Babysitting
09-14-11        Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
09-07-11        I Love the Rock and Roll
08-31-11        Crisis Mismanagement
08-24-11        Shaken to a Standstill 
08-17-11        We're Number One! (+35)
08-10-11        What a Bunch of Hacks
08-03-11        Here She Comes Again
07-27-11        Shop-A-Phobia
07-20-11        Strange Bedfellows
07-13-11        I Wonder if I can save 50% on a Bankruptcy Attorney?
07-06-11        Medaling in My Affairs
06-29-11        Failure to Lunch
06-22-11        Give me an "M"
06-15-11        Some like it Flattering
06-08-11        Pre-packaged Jokes
06-01-11        It's Not the Heat...OK, It's the Heat
05-25-11        A Little Local Flavor
05-18-11        Partial Recall
05-11-11        Here's an Idea
05-04-11        Kathleen 2.0
04-27-11        On the Road Again
04-20-11        Battle of the Smithsonian
04-13-11        Mission Peeps Delivery: Accomplished (photo essay)
04-06-11        Closing in on Sweet Peeps Victory
03-30-11        TGIM
03-23-11        Won't you be my Neighbor?
03-16-11        Life is Great. I ought to get one.
03-09-11        He's the L to my OL
03-02-11        And the Oscar goes to...
02-23-11        What a Long, Strange Trip this could be
02-16-11        Sugar. Fudge. Darn. Heck.
02-09-11        Plugging Away
02-02-11        Playing Innocent
01-26-11        Wishing Well Fail
01-19-11        A Sleeper Hit
01-12-11        Lost in Translation
01-05-11        So Much Work Ahead
12-29-10        Traditionally Untraditional
12-22-10        Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
12-15-10        In the Holiday Spirits
12-08-10        The Ghosts of Christmases Past
12-01-10        Getting Schooled
11-24-10        Just like the Pilgrims
11-17-10        What a Trip
11-10-10        Can You Repeat That?
11-03-10        Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
10-27-10        Happy Halloweens
10-20-10        Mighty Neighborly
10-13-10        Single-minded
10-06-10        A Simple Solution
09-29-10        Lesson Learned