Category: Words

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What Does It Mean to Kneel?

I find myself unusually distressed this week. In part because my dad is having surgery on Friday, since even though it’s routine, strange things happen to aging bodies under stress. But what’s really getting to me is what’s swirling around football’s pregame rituals. Over the last few days I really...

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Suicide Squad Didn’t Suck – But It Was Close

Let’s be clear about one thing: Suicide Squad was better than Batman v. Superman. I know that’s no special achievement, but it matters. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. just doesn’t know what they’re doing with a comic universe. It’s surprising, because their animated work is good, and they have Marvel’s example. But this was...

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In which I say “um”. A lot.

So, among the many things I’ve done since moving to the ‘burbs and moving out of Chamber leadership (sleeping, Xbox, reading, getting J+S Dynamics up and running, sleeping, and Xbox…), I said words into a microphone. I guess I’ve been told I have a great radio voice enough times that...

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Intermission.

Three years ago, at the beginning of December 2012, I was about to do something I didn’t want to do. But some new friends had talked me into it, and somewhere along the way I’d said yes. I wasn’t sure I’d made a good decision. That’s pretty much the story...

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Bow Ties Are Cool

It’s tuxedo season in Dallas. I was in the Galleria on Saturday afternoon, and every store had tuxedos and dinner jackets right up front…and with good reason. It doesn’t just seem like there’s a formal charity event every weekend til the end of the year, there really is. This year’s...

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The Victim: Our Modern Hero

It’s a time honored tradition of people who are getting old to lament the disintegration of society as evidenced by the next generation. I mostly hate that tradition for two reasons: society wasn’t particularly wonderful when I was a kid, and I’m in the “next” generation. Yes, as a high...