I’ve been putting this off for a while.
Now, as any writer will tell you, this is normal. Writers
hate the writing process, and the easiest way to get a reporter to clean their
house is to assign a deadline. We procrastinate by nature, and we’ve all
convinced ourselves that we write better under the gun. Whether that’s true or
not is irrelevant: it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. We don’t know if pressure
actually makes us better, and no writer has ever turned anything in early so we
could test it. I guess we’ll never know.
Continue reading “You’re not going to miss the Coliseum, Raider Nation; you’re going to miss the party”
(Ed. Note – A previous blog was about managing my coed softball team, and it was supposed to be part one. Then a lot of events happened, so it got delayed until now. Here’s part two:)
What makes a good leader?
This is something I have spent many hours thinking about.
What makes a good leader? I can tell you exactly the first time this thought crossed
my mind. Working at Lowe’s, in college.
Let’s start with a couple of hot takes:
Continue reading “What does it mean to be a leader? (the second part of Spring Break dispatches)”
Baseball is doomed.
Utterly, hopelessly doomed.
I don’t remember the first time I realized it, but I’ve
known it for quite a few years. The end of professional baseball in the US is
near. I expect before the end of my lifetime, baseball will become America’s 4th
or 5th favorite sport – if it’s not there already.
Continue reading “The last of a dying breed: Baseball Fans”
For me, there is really only one reason to do anything in
this world. The same reason Sammy Sosa used when he was caught
with a corked bat in an MLB game in 2003.
“For the keeds,
man. For the keeds.”
His excuse was that he used a corked (and therefore illegal)
bat in batting practice to put on a show for the kids. Now, as someone who
loves batting practice and has seen Khris Davis put on a show at the Coliseum,
I don’t hate the excuse. Seriously, I saw Khris smash a suite window in batting
practice once, about 425 feet from home plate. It was amazing.
Continue reading “‘For the kids, man’; on the challenge of a new semester and why I teach”
The last thing the internet needs is another blowhard spitting hot takes. And yet – here I am! Why? Why am I writing a blog in 2017?
Continue reading “Way Too Many Words: An Introduction to my Blog”