Presidents & Pigskin

Founding Father John Adams shared a sentiment similar to parents throughout the ages. While leading the charge of revolution throughout the thirteen colonies, he knew that a war would be hard-fought, bloody, and he was certain sacrifices were going to be made on behalf of the new continent. The end goal - freedom - remained …

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Music critic all wrong on his, well, criticism

Recently, Daniel D’Addario, a staff writer for Salon’s entertainment section, wrote an article suggesting the appearance on the charts of white musicians “mocking” African-Americans by eschewing, lyrically, the excess that has come to dominate, in some forms, rap music. Now, rap excess is nothing new, and I’d argue vehemently that rap music, or hip-hop, is …

What I’ve learned #1

One of the facets of being a full-time writer (besides perpetual poverty), especially in the social media age is the rash of writing advice that people are giving online. There are more websites devoted to helping people become writers than actual writers writing. Obviously, that’s hyperbole, but a “writers to follow” search in Google will …

The past two days

In the past two days, this website has seen traffic like it never has in it's infancy. We've been up for a little over a month. The design is pretty bland, the URL is long and choppy, but I feel like the writing has gone well, as I've been able to explore a diversity of …