Monthly Archives: September 2014

The lacking of the letter jacket

When I got my first varsity letter I couldn’t wait to get a letter jacket. That thing was like $100, but I swore it was going to be worth it and I couldn’t imagine a day when I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Defending the defenseless

The other night a rare thing happened — a social topic got me very angry. Like, stupid angry. In fact, the constant coverage of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s “disciplining” of his four-year-old son got me so disturbed, I … Continue reading

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Team Joseph or Team David

Do you remember Dan and Dave? Prior to the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, which might have very well been the best Olympics ever, Reebok launched a campaign for these two American decathletes. It was epic and forced us all to … Continue reading

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God sees me on the toilet: Part II

Outrage is easy. In fact, it’s perhaps the easiest of all emotions because once it’s ignited, it has a habit of burning like a wildfire through all other reasonable thought. This is especially true when the event from which our … Continue reading

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Less sinking, more swimming

I wasn’t a real great swimmer as a child. That kind of sucked because you had to pass lifeguard’s swim test to gain access to the diving board at the pool and everyone knows that’s where the cool kids hung … Continue reading

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