Archive for April 2017

The NFL Draft Reminded Me Why I Hate the NFL

It’s been many years since I abandoned the NFL. I can’t remember the last time that I paid attention for an entire season. It’s probably been at least twenty years. And it’s been more than a decade since I’ve watched an entire NFL game that wasn’t the Super Bowl. I can probably name fewer than... Read more »

The Promise of the Future on my 39th Birthday

Today is my birthday. I’m not saying that to squeeze a “Happy Birthday” from you. I don’t send birthday greetings on Facebook. I don’t know why. I’m definitely not anti-birthday, and I’m suspect of people who are, as I wrote a couple of years ago. I turn 39 today, and I’ve spent a lot of... Read more »

A Letter of Gratitude to the Person Who Invented Ice Cream

Dear Person Who Invented Ice Cream: I don’t know who you are, and Wikipedia refuses to give me a clear cut answer. But at some point in history someone figured out how to make ice cream, and you’re that person. So I’d like to personally thank you for your creativity, your fantastic palate, and your... Read more »

How My Son Learned That Being a Sports Fan Usually Ends in Disappointment

I spent last evening at Buffalo Wild Wings with my two sons—ages 10 and 12—watching the NCAA basketball championship game. The game was just a reason to spend some time with them. I couldn’t have cared less who won. (Although, just for the record, I did pick North Carolina to win at the beginning of... Read more »