The War Zone

Last month, my family had our annual family reunion in northeast Iowa. We decided to have it at least every year because my grandmother and her sisters were the last survivors of their original family. We had a pleasant time…until the Sunday morning, when my mother’s cousin passed away suddenly. He was in failing health…

Feeding Frenzy

Former college classmate Chris Thomas penned an entry on his blog last month on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing. Chris wrote about how the zeal of “being the first” with a story causes the media to make too many mistakes and trip over themselves. He points out that viewers, and society in general,…

The Last Great Barrier: The Locker Room

Over the past few days, four individuals revealed in different stories that they were coming out as gay.   CNN anchor Don Lemon, Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts, former Villanova University basketball player Will Sheridan, and Jared Max, a sports radio host on ESPN 1050-AM in New York.  All but Lemon are directly linked to the sports world:  one as…

“A Team Effort”

Minutes after posting tonight’s entry, news spread, on Twitter no doubt, that the Prez was going to have a major presser around 9:30pm CDT.  This sounded big, and according to all of the news sources, it’s a biggie.  The President is about to announce that Osama Bin Laden, one of the main terrorists behind the September…

“Date My Kid, Please!!”

In 3 consecutive weekends, I will have three good friends get married (in the case of two of them, to each other) and a cousin who is going down the aisle. As someone who hasn’t dated, I have a lot of mixed emotions, most of it being happy.  I’m no marriage counselor, but I think…