31 Days Without A Cigarette: A Retrospective

I usually don’t post things like this here, but I did something that I thought I’d never do, and I wanted to give it a bit more space than Twitter will allow, so I’m gonna talk about it here: I wanted to give myself a birthday gift this year: 30 days without a cigarette. TodayContinue reading “31 Days Without A Cigarette: A Retrospective”

Close Enough To Touch: The Tragedy Of Nipsey Hussle and History Repeating

I’m not entirely sure why the untimely death of Nipsey Hussle has affected me the way it has over the last few days. I wasn’t very familiar with his music, and until he died, I didn’t really hear too much about him on social media. Posts about the great things he was doing in hisContinue reading “Close Enough To Touch: The Tragedy Of Nipsey Hussle and History Repeating”

Tommy and Me

It was eveningĀ and I was at a cavernous but curiously vacant grocery store in suburban Philadelphia when someone enthusiastically greeted me. I turned around to see a small slightly bowed older man with his wife pushing a shopping cart. He struck up a conversation with me, and it was pretty obvious he had me mistakenContinue reading “Tommy and Me”

Do We Really Have To Explain Why Arming Teachers Is A Stupid Idea?

If you took the time to read the revival post from earlier in the week, you know that one of the things we wanted to try to veer away from with the blog was talking about all of the ridiculous things that Donald Trump says.   It shouldn’t have to be explained to any authorityContinue reading “Do We Really Have To Explain Why Arming Teachers Is A Stupid Idea?”

Black Panther – A Review

  Black Panther is a difficult film to write about. If I am candid, it is impossible to be objective about it emotionally, but that is what the very best films do. They find a way to violate the natural space between your emotions and a bunch of images projected onto a screen. I thinkContinue reading “Black Panther – A Review”

In Memory of George Romero

  Years ago, a co-worker was raving to me about television series The Walking Dead. As I had a bit of spare time I watched a few episodes, maybe even the first season. I remember thinking that it was quite good, but that fans who found it so original must have never seen a GeorgeContinue reading “In Memory of George Romero”

From the Vault: Police Can’t Make Norweigan Shooter’s Press Conference Because They Couldn’t Get A Ride

  7/23/2011 Oslo, Norway [AP] The world reels as the horror of suspect Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree is slowly uncovered, but police in Oslo were unable to make the press conference as they could not find a ride. Downtown in Oslo a bomb rocked a government building killing seven and injuring fifteen. What noContinue reading “From the Vault: Police Can’t Make Norweigan Shooter’s Press Conference Because They Couldn’t Get A Ride”

From the Vault: An Intro

  Years ago, I got the chance to write for a satirical online paper called The Washington Fancy. It’s where I met Tom and a couple of other great writers and drove my editors nuts. The Fancy was based a simple formula, one-concept articles that didn’t take up too much of your attention, and aContinue reading “From the Vault: An Intro”