Explaining violence to our unborn daughter

As I write this, we are two weeks (or less) away from welcoming our daughter into the world. It’s also the morning after two mass shootings killed nearly 30 and wounded dozens more. There will be an ongoing debate over gun control, the offering of “thoughts and prayers,” and the certain empty promises by lawmakers to do something. But nothing has been done. Our daughter … Continue reading Explaining violence to our unborn daughter

NFL Owners should ignore greedy holdouts

As NFL training camps get started, the annoying, yet annual tradition of players holding their breath, I mean holding out is also underway. Put simply, these multi-millionaires feel poor, underappreciated and threaten to withhold their services unless they receive more millions. In this post, let’s use Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, and Michael Thomas as a couple of bad examples. Gordon is scheduled to make ONLY … Continue reading NFL Owners should ignore greedy holdouts

People watching goes to the dogs

People never seem to baffle me. Maybe they don’t think people like me are watching or perhaps they simply do not care. A recent trip to Southern California turned up no shortage of people who caught my eye, for all of my sarcastic reasons. Why I am not surprised it happened within shouting distance of where they film The Real (phony) Housewives of Orange County? … Continue reading People watching goes to the dogs

Machado paying off for Padres

As Major League Baseball races toward the All-Star break, now seems like a good time to look at the biggest free agent signings and whether teams are getting a return on their (very expensive) investments. We already looked at the Phillies’ signing of Bryce Harper (read the column here: https://bit.ly/2J8I9TY) and how he is not living up the dollars Philadelphia paid for his services. Today … Continue reading Machado paying off for Padres

Frimpong’s coach talks about successful season

That’s a wrap on the Skeleton season for 2018 Olympian Akwasi Frimpong! Akwasi moved up in the world rankings from 99th to 67th.  He also qualified for the World Championships, but decided to skip them so he could focus on his training and development as he works to become the Hope of a Billion as Africa’s first Winter Olympics medalist in Beijing 2022. Akwasi’s focus … Continue reading Frimpong’s coach talks about successful season

Out in the Race: Some people will do anything to win

Senator Jordan Reed has been in office for two years.  He has the qualifications and appears to be making ground within his party.  He has grown frustrated with the political infighting and lack of solutions in Washington, D.C., a quality which he believes sets him apart.  The frustration boils over and his ambition puts him in the Presidential Race.  What many people do not know, … Continue reading Out in the Race: Some people will do anything to win