not so random
AUGUST 6, 2012 8:43AM

Then there's this...

Sometimes, I write for money (being paid or not is another story). Most of the time, I wear the hat of sportswriter, covering football, both pro and college. However, for the purpose of this particular blog entry, I also write fiction and there are a few things… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2010 7:30PM

Thoughts... Mine, Not Yours

My Chanukah=Hanukah menorah faces my wife's Christmas tree, and even on the eighth and final night of this Festival of Lights, it will be outshone... but it is tough and will persevere.

No, there are not eight gifts in this household, two if we are lucky... one for each.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2009 9:57AM

Memories Crystallize as a Stadium Fades

I am not a Giants fan.

That is both a confession and a mantra.

I was not brought up to be a fan of the New York Giants, having been raised instead in a family of sports journalists. The lessons were always to be objective, to analyze… Read full post »

Something terrible happened, though not to my family, my closest friends or me. Things like this happen all too often yet it is always unimaginable, unfathomable.

A parent should not bury a child, as the saying goes, yet it happens every day.

This time, itRead full post »

APRIL 7, 2009 5:34PM

Faith, Peeps & Matzoh Ball Soup

Did you hear the one about the Scientist and God?

So this Scientist sets up a meeting with God...
Scientist: "Listen, God. We don't really need you anymore. We've figured out a way to make a human being by ourselves. We can create a living, human being on our own now."
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APRIL 3, 2009 11:10AM

Time to Rescue Me

Glad that's over.

A week that saw two television series finales and a season-ender is behind us and I couldn't be happier.

Rescue Me returns Tuesday night, and my life can once again return to magnificent, marvelous and stunning ab-normalcy.

Both ER and Life on Mars made their swan… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 31, 2009 8:52AM

O'Reilly and Me: Out of the Closet?

Woke up this morning, grabbed a cup and realized that have a problem: I may have been living a lie.

My wife watches Good Morning, America, which I tolerate until she heads off to work and I switch over to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN (still an… Read full post »

MARCH 27, 2009 3:14PM

Interview Coup: W. the Dog

In a rare interview session conducted less than a year before his rebirth on February 13, 2009, W. granted this one-time-only interview, the results of which are to be read below. Despite his reputation, the interview created unexpected insights and, in one case, raised the hair on his back and putRead full post »

MARCH 18, 2009 6:20PM

Alright, who did it? Who did it?

I am sorry.

I have allowed the government bailout to run amok, given too much leash to the money-grubbing pigs from AIG and let too many of the other fuckers have too much power.

I'm waiting. Where is your apology? Didn't you rock the vote, just like I did, letting the… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2009 9:35AM

Torn Over Newspapers

I learned to read, in part, by reading newspaper headlines.

During what to me were soft, idyllic summers at the Shore, my grandfather would walk me down to the boardwalk --- I had to be 4 years old --- to the newsstand, where we would buy a handful of dailies. Then,… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2009 9:10AM

What are you worried about?

We are all worried. We worry about myriad things like health, love, happiness, family, war, pestilence, terrorism, money, jobs, too much coffee, not enough exercise, the NFL playoffs, if Jack Bauer can save the world again... oh, and death.

Are we worrying for the right reasons? The worry factor rel… Read full post »