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Cheers, Monk’s Cafe, Central Perk…a place.

The innate desire to belong somewhere (to something) is universal. I love shows such as Cheers where there’s a sense of ownership in a place. The crew that hung out in that Boston pub had a real bond. It was a place where they all congregated and rehashed what happened in their daily lives. I know, I…

God made Dr. James Naismith, and Naismith begat basketball.

Every March, basketball reigns supreme for many across the US. You won’t see much else on TV from now until mid-April. It rains 3-pointers most of the year in my home state of Kentucky. In-season, out-of-season, and summer league all seem to run together. We played the game even when we didn’t have a proper…

When Modest Mouse tickets sell out.

Modest Mouse is a funny name for a band, but they are good. Remember that song “Float on”? That one got them international acclaim, but they’ve somehow been able to remain largely popular and quirky, despite all of the competing notions that come with being a well-known rock outfit. I wouldn’t go so far as…

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Are you happy with yours? We’ve all got one. Like that quote from the French Taunter in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when he says “We’ve already got one.” Mine is fairly common. Universal really. Brian. When called aloud in a group of people, 9-12 heads typically turn around. What…

Did you hear?

Hi, awesome reader friend. Did you hear? I guess a better question would be “Did you see?” Like, “Did you see my new webpage?” Yeah. That’s more appropriate. Well, I hope so. You’re staring right at it, if you’re reading this. Check out this new page. Compliments of my friend, Mark Love. He’s clever and…
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