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Role Models and Vaseline

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I was watching a bit of the Little League World Series today—not something I normally do, but it was the only sport on television while I was at the gym—and during the game they cut to a brief clip from the opening ceremony. Including the ceremonial first pitch (one of America’s greatest traditions) thrown out […]

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Charles Bradley is Kick-ass!

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After my somewhat dark rumination on people and media from Monday, I thought I should post something a bit more upbeat today. Upbeat, but not altogether different. Namely, I’m thinking about Charles Bradley’s performance at Lollapalooza on August 3. Now, I don’t know Charles Bradley personally. I’ve never met him, and I likely never will […]

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On Taking the Field

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A few days ago, ESPN posted a poll on its website in anticipation of the US Open. The poll asked who was going to win, and respondent were given two choices: Tiger Woods and The Field. A similar poll had been posted before the Memorial Tournament a few weeks earlier. In the earlier poll, about […]