Grab the popcorn

Novembers have always been interesting. There are the elections and all the related issues, some more “interesting” than others depending on the year. There is Thanksgiving. For writers, there’s NaNoWriMo. And that’s just to name a few. But now, on top of all that, there is the soap opera that is the NFL. More on that in a moment. Let’s start with NaNo. I share my thoughts on it over at Mad Genius […]

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Are you kidding me?

Those of you who are regular readers know I usually start the morning with coffee — necessary to function — and checking the news. This morning, I turned on the local Fox affiliate. That isn’t the channel I usually watch for local news. I’ll be honest, one of the newsreaders drives me up the wall. But it was the only local news on at the time and I hadn’t seen anything but […]

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Free Speech, the NFL and More

I hadn’t planned on writing this post. After all, you can’t turn on the news this morning without seeing what happened at the beginning of the NFL games yesterday. The story isn’t over, either, because there is another game tonight. But comments by Pittsburg Steelers coach Mike Tomlin force my hand. His attitude, combined with the events — or non-events — at UC Berkley over the weekend, are indicative of a problem […]

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Zeke Elliot and the NFL

No one living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can avoid the Zeke Elliot/NFL controversy that has been stewing for months. Dallas Cowboy fans cheered last season as Zeke, along with quarterback Dak Prescott, lit a fire under the offense, making the team so much more fun to watch than it had been in years. Unfortunately, where Zeke is concerned, he didn’t keep his fireworks contained to the gridiron. In the last year […]

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That sound you hear

is my head exploding — again. One of these days, I’m going to learn to quit reading the news before I’ve had enough coffee to function at something close to human levels. For one thing, once caffeinated, I know what stories not to read. You know the stories I mean: the ones that have you wanting to either throw the computer against the wall or that threaten to send you out onto […]

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