The world is a funny place. Sometimes, I can’t write for weeks. Other times, unforeseen forces simply plop things into my lap and I can’t do anything but write. I can’t tell if I am unusually adept at recognizing when, what seem like disparate ideas or experiences, all come together around the same place and time; or if … More The Ability To Believe
“My boy, we’re pilgrims in an unholy land.” Those words, uttered by Dr. Henry Jones Senior in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is somewhat similar to how I feel every time I visit Pittsburgh. About twice a year, I travel to Pittsburgh. It’s a wonderful experience for someone who enjoys to banter and debate … More If I See My Man In Pittsburgh….
Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. The men’s final is tomorrow morning at 9am…which the U.S. networks have dubbed “breakfast at Wimbledon” for decades. 99% of you won’t watch it and don’t care. I do because I’m a tennis dork; and it will give me 2+ hours of good couch time on a Sunday … More The Day the Bloods and the Crypts Joined Forces
____-Shouldn’t everyone get at least one bear arm to hang on their wall before they die? One major rule of a dinner party states that you never discuss religion or politics. Things can get ugly. For 48 hours this week at a client conference, that’s essentially what a colleague and I did during dinners and post-dinner libations: … More The Right To Bear Arms
Or do we? That is…do YOU? If you’re a millennial. I heard a story on NPR today that said for the first time in 130 years, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY F-ING YEARS, more young adults live with their parents than with their partners, spouses, or significant others. Blame the economy. Blame the stagnant wages. Blame … More Today We Celebrate Our Independence Day
The air was tense. There was an uneasy energy in the room. Two sides in the heat of battle…dead set on vanquishing each other. A bullet flies. Then another. A move is made to flank the opposition to gain an advantage. The enemy sees this maneuver and screams out in fear, alerting their comrades to the evil … More When Things Go Wrong As They Sometimes Will
I fell against the side of my house on Friday. My foot caught the front mat and I smacked my head into the brick wall. (No, I will not validate that story.) There was a bright light, then pain, then blood. Then the eventual realization that I was going to have to go back to work … More It’s Great To Be The Only Person In The Room
I watched a documentary the other night called The Crash Reel. My better half actually had to watch it for her traumatic brain injury class–and we’re big fans of documentaries anyway–so I joined her. It was the story of one of the best snowboarders in the world, Kevin Pearce, as he trained and prepared for … More The Blurry Line of Obsession vs. Addiction
Every year we go to the Outer Banks for summer vacation. Every year we pass by the residence of the monster truck, The Gravedigger. Over the years, this place has morphed from quasi-trailer, to full-blown amusement park…with rides, a diner, shop, and everything else you would imagine a monster truck home would provide. Every year I … More For Once, At Least I’m Enjoyin’ The Ride
Santa gave me a record player a few years ago for Christmas. Ever since, I go record shopping every now and then. Towson, Hampden, Fells Point. I’ve had friends and family members give me records for gifts….I’ve had a buddy ship me records from his in-laws from the west coast. Records aren’t the point though. … More Do you love the man, the myth, or the legend?