Joker is Haunting Social Commentary on the Various Causes of Mass Violence

Great familiarity with The Joker character of DC Comics and particularly Batman canon in my generation means knowing that the actors who played him on the big screen were changed by it. Jack Nicholson’s portrayal in 1990’s Batman led him to speak to Heath Ledger about the psychological toll that it took; Ledger’s turn, ofContinue reading “Joker is Haunting Social Commentary on the Various Causes of Mass Violence”

Prove It Saturday: Week 6 College Football Preview

Last week, I read an article about things that best describe extroverted-introverts like me and it perfectly fits the theme of my weekend. After 9 weeks of the #2 most stressful “adulting” activity (moving), my brain is about to explode from over-stimulation. I am, thus, taking a “me” day to prepare myself for the finalsContinue reading “Prove It Saturday: Week 6 College Football Preview”

An Ode to My First Man Cave

Watching sports is a big deal at my house. I’ve been an avid sports viewer since right around the spring and summer of 1992, when Christian Laettner’s shot and the Dream Team happened within months of each other. When we moved into the house I am currently sitting in for the final night, the firstContinue reading “An Ode to My First Man Cave”

What is The Medtrix?

(Author’s Note – the following was inspired by the 1999 film, The Matrix, which the author has long found to be philosophically consistent with the American healthcare crisis) The Medtrix is everywhere.  It is all around us; it is visible or audible in almost every room.  You can see it when you look into yourContinue reading “What is The Medtrix?”

The Art of Racing in the Rain, and the Book to Movie Challenge

Transitioning a popular book to the theater screen is a fascinating challenge. One of the fun facts I learned while dabbling in the book publishing industry was that the number of pages in a book is typically a good indicator for the number of minutes it would take the average person to read it. TheContinue reading “The Art of Racing in the Rain, and the Book to Movie Challenge”

LSU’s Offense Steps Out of the Dark Ages and Into Prime-time

Listen to the podcast HERE Welcome, college football fans. At this point in the season, it gets no better than a big non-conference game between teams ranked in the Top 10 that lives up to the hype. On this efficient 18-minute podcast, I commentate on the coaching narratives, including Tom Herman’s aggressiveness perhaps getting theContinue reading “LSU’s Offense Steps Out of the Dark Ages and Into Prime-time”

PSA: Avoid Sugar When Fighting Illness

My son started coughing last weekend. That’s OK. He is 4 years old and his immune system is still very much developing. That said, my daughter’s friend brought a special treat (cookie cake) to a play date at our house and, even though it upset my son, I wouldn’t let him partake. On Labor Day,Continue reading “PSA: Avoid Sugar When Fighting Illness”

Which Teams Could Break Parity in College Football Out of Purgatory?

These four teams have the best shot to break the Clemson-Alabama stranglehold on the national championship of college football

Miami vs. Florida Entertainingly Fumbles and False Starts the 150th College Football Season

If you watched Miami vs Florida start week 0 of the 150th college football season in an entertaining, mistake-filled, back-and-forth momentum pendulum of a game, then from one long-time CFB enthusiast to another, here’s a conversation-starting, quick-hitting breakdown of the pre-game thoughts, in-game takeaways, and post-game questions. Click HERE to listen to the 15-minute podcast