Category: Opinions

Your Awkward Voice - Podcasts!

Why does the sound of our voice make us cringe? …How about: Ever catch two mirrors converging and you see your ACTUAL face, only to look at yourself like you’ve been hit with a shovel… (maybe just me) Back to the sound of our voice. When we play it back on a recording of a... Read more »

All-Time Top 5 Movies (and Why)

First, the movies. Then the why. Then the why I put this list together. Here it goes: 1.) Braveheart (1995) To me, the movie had it all. History, action, drama, comedy, thrills. Cinematography in Scotland was dashingly beautiful, featuring massive landscapes of Scotland’s green highlands, hills, and valleys. The characters brought me into their meager... Read more »

Awkward Time of Year: CALL TO VOTE!

A short segment on NBC News struck me plainly and sadly. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff (Jacob’s Twitter) talked to California voters, particularly young ones, about the prospect of voting. The entire segment, in my opinion, was a bit of a shock. Watch here: California Mid-Terms Report What struck me most about this was the display of apathy... Read more »
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My Problem with Grammarly

When I want to hear to my favorite tunes, I web jet to YouTube on the computer, or open Spotify or Amazon Music when going “mobile” (I don’t pay for music often because I’m a product of the Napster Revolution). Several times during a listening session, without fail, I’m interrupted by these increasingly annoying Grammarly ads. If you haven’t... Read more »

Awkward Stance: First Day of School Pictures are Awful

No more. Please no more. I can’t endure obsessive displays of “Pinterest Creativity” anymore. Flowers in your daughter’s hair. Holding up the chalkboard with the date and grade. A t-shirt with Class of 2031 (or some distant year). Forced thumbs up and smile. Posing in front of  school signs, their uninterested siblings, hungover bus drivers,... Read more »

The Awkward Act of Gift-Giving

The Awkward Act of Gift-Giving
Gifts are like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. You like some more than others. You need some even though you may like others more and find cooler and more hip. Gifts, however, are just … gifts. And you can toss, exchange, return, refund, re-gift, shelf, or love and use until you can’t... Read more »
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Seized Items at Michael Cohen's Office (List)

A source unfamiliar with the situation has informed this non-reporter of additional items seized by the FBI during the April 9th raid of Michael Cohen’s – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and a National Deputy Finance Chairman of the Republican Party – home, office, and hotel as related to Robert Mueller’s well-known federal investigation. A... Read more »

Why Loyola's Run Mattered (to me)

I needed more than 24 hours to digest, reflect, and express thoughts and feelings regarding the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball NCAA Tournament run – probably because I didn’t want a sob-filled post typed out by angry fingers with ludicrous, madman insults to Michigan and their fans everywhere. So I took 36 hours, and feel that... Read more »

Insultful Ode to 45

I got to thinking – “when was the last time I posted?” For all the inquisitive folks out there demanding for an answer: November 9, 2016 – the day after the presidential election. My usual 8 weeks – 9 months hiatus lasted a bit longer I suppose because it has taken quite a bit of effort to lift... Read more »
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A Truly Novel Effort at Awkwardness

I wrote a book. A novel, in fact. 65,000 of the best words I had in me. One would think (given my history on this blog) I simply regurgitated those words in arbitrary fashion onto the page like a drunken frat fool, but I promise that wasn’t the case. Truth is – I poured heart... Read more »