Local Dive Bars
I recently moved from my downtown Cleveland apartment to a 4 BR house in Old Brooklyn, another offshoot in Cleveland. This new situation is, of course, a roommate arrangement where I am one of four tenants. This is a much simpler setup. I get to save some money while preparing to purchase our third property, though at the expense of no longer being able to walk to work – or anywhere for that matter – everyday in just under 10 minutes.
Continue reading “Did You Peak in High School?”
I don’t have much to say except that “The U is Back!” Regardless of tonight’s outcome in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, The U has a bright future ahead.
Continue reading “ACC Championship: The U is Ahead of Schedule”
Thanksgiving came and went. I have to say, I was fortunate. I was able to spend it with family, some of which I had not seen in over 15 years. I was able to see my cousin, the one I fought with, yet got along with the best while growing up.
Continue reading “Know Your Own Happiness”
Today I found out I lost a friend. A friend who I lost touch with years ago, yet thinking back now, I can vividly recall just what he looked and sounded like all those years ago. Cherish those closest to you. Let them know you love them. You don’t have to say the words. Show them.
Live your life, but don’t forget about those around you. Life isn’t worth living without them.
Sitting at a bar, people watching can be fun. Sometimes though, I tend to get introspective. This took place around March 2017 and after a while, introspective indeed I was.
Continue reading “Would You Say This to Another Human Being? A Pick up Attempt Gone Wrong”
This was not the fight I wanted to see. It was not the end I envisioned nor the return that Lyoto Machida had in mind. I showed up to Corner Alley on E 4th in downtown Cleveland 20 minutes into the Main card. As fate would have it, they had yet to start. Lucky me, I was in store for 6 matches that weren’t good enough to make it onto a PPV event. Actually, the card was not bad and I should not have been so dismissive.
Continue reading “Lyoto Machida: The Dragon Sleeps in Sao Paulo”
Earlier this week the 76ers signed Joel Embiid to a five-year, $148 million extension. Soon after, the Timberwolves announced they had signed Andrew Wiggins to a similar deal.
What kind of risk are we talking about here? Joel Embiid has only played in 31 games since being drafted while Wiggins’ performance last year earned him the title of least defensive player in the league.
Continue reading “Wiggins and Embiid Extensions are not Created Equal”
I was up late last night watching the Spurs game and the commentary afterwards, when a Tweet from @JoePadula -the host of The Joe Padula Show on Clarksville’s WJZM- came thru my feed. It was a 7-minute video he had posted from his Periscope (a platform I’ve yet to embrace).
Continue reading “Key Marketing Strategy for Young Musicians: Embrace Social Media and Get Discovered”
I’m retiring. Well, the Head Ball Coach has called it a career, and a Hall of Fame career it was. Here are the highlights: Heisman Trophy winner as a player at Florida, one National Championship as coach at Florida as well as building a football powerhouse there. Spurrier also made South Carolina relevant. These all are wonderful accolades, and yet, his sudden retirement is part of the problem with the so called amateur system that is college football.
Continue reading “Spurrier’s Retirement: He quit on his team”