Monthly Archives: August 2013

(Disguised) Blessings For Uncle Cholly

Charlie Manuel

 

 

 

 

 

Being a diehard sports addict makes one subject to lots of highs and lows that one has very little, if any, influence over. It’s quite the wild ride, and perhaps it’s even more outrageous when you’re a Philadelphia sports fan. I’m not saying that I recommend this type of addictive, vicarious life; I just try to do justice to what is when I ruminate on it.

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STUPOMETER – Wednesday’s Wordapod

This Wednesday’s Wordapod is for those who may want concrete proof that there is stupidity and cluelessness surrounding them. Stupometer is one of over 250 new Wordapods to be found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words. 

 

 

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Stupometer

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AN AUDIENCE FOR THE KING

A few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I had never read anything by Stephen King. That factoid didn’t fill me with pride. I have absolutely nothing against the man—who may be the most famous and prolific living American author, if statistics like numbers of titles, movie adaptations and book sales mean anything.

Different Seasons

 

 

 

I was watching the movie Stand By Me with my son when…

 

 

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BOOB BIRDS – Wednesday’s Wordapod

This Wednesday’s Wordapod is for baseball fans, Phillies fans and well, hopefully everybody with a sense of humor. Boob Birds is one of many such risqué (?) new Wordapods to be found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words. 

 

 

Boob Birds

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The Four Hs of Dynamic Public Speaking

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What is the mindset of a successful, dynamic public speaker? For me, it all starts with the Four Hs.

 

Huh?  No, that’s not one of them. And the Four Hs are not (while admirably used for about 100 years by a certain international youth organization of a similar name): head, hands, heart and health.

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VEGESTARIAN – Wednesday’s Wordapod

Vegestarian

 

 

 

This Wednesday’s Wordapod is for all of us vegetable admirers and non-eaters. VEGESTARIAN is one of many such enjoyable new Wordapods to be found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words. 

 

Vegestarian

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Changing Times…and Riley Cooper?

Riley Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Early last Friday morning—with another bout of insomnia coinciding with, but not caused by, the celebration of another birthday—I wrote about one aspect of the Riley Cooper saga.  I published it on Bleacher Report.

 

 

72 hours later, the situation has changed a little bit. Riley Cooper has taken an excused leave of absence—of unknown duration—from the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Michael Vick has seemed to walk back from (if just a little) his very gracious, supportive comments from a few days before. And, many well-meaning fans and non-fans alike are sick to death of the whole story.

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