Two Years Ago

Sunday, May 11, 2008. Mother’s Day. I don’t need to look up the day. It’s etched in my head. When you call your parents from jail, you tend to remember those days. That day would be the first day of my sobriety, which in 2 days will have reached 2 years. I promised my mother […]

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Los Suns

In a cynical time, it’s good to remember that sports — when it’s done right, and so rarely is it done so — reflects the very best of who we are a people. One group, dedicated to a single goal. For one night, in protest of the draconian immigration law passed in the state of […]

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Mystery Men: Smash Mouth, “Allstar”

It’s finals weekend, which means I’m trapped in the kitchen baking goodies for the kids who survived Bradpocalypse Spring 2010. It’s the least I can do. It’s also movie weekend. I treated myself to this forgotten gem (with Janeane Garafalo, on whom I have a little crush left over from when she used to be […]

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Sick (89 of 90)

It’s the last day of the 90 in 90 challenge and I’m a day behind. As I have been for the last few weeks. Although I have an actual excuse this time: I’m sick. I don’t fight that feeling in the way that I used to. In my younger days, I would ignore the onset […]

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. . . (87 of 90)

The use of ellipsis can either mislead or insult, and the reader must rely on the good intentions of the writer who uses them. – Ellipsis in Writing The running and the not smoking and the not drinking and the empty nights and the end of school and the coming travels have me…itchy. It’s a […]

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Happenings (86 of 90)

The last week is upon us. Strange things happen to people during the run-up to the end of the year. Some prepare to scatter. Some prepare to hunker down. Some are leaving forever. Some will never leave. Add to that mix the relentless stress, sleepless nights and looming deadlines and inter-personal relationships tend to get […]

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The Axis of Awesome

My pal Glenn Platt posted this link on Facebook and I had to share for one reason: people get offended when I tell them I have little room for music in my life. I have tried to explain that I’m extremely fond of talented musicians, but most music doesn’t fall into that category. And I […]

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