quick hits

A few quick, random thoughts before my next long post. Barry Bonds belongs in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame based on his pre-steroid career alone. By 1999, at age 34 he had over 400 homers, over 400 stolen bases, three MVPs, seven Golden Gloves, and seven Silver Slugger awards. He was easily the […]

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When It’s All Over In Glass City

In the last twenty years I’ve attended three weddings and ten funerals. I’m not old enough to experience that kind of lopsided ratio but it’s the story of black America. The weddings grow sparser and the funeral crowds grow younger and rougher I never thought black America would outlive America proper but somehow it has. […]

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Men of a Certain Persuasion

Amazon Prime runs a documentary series called All or Nothing which provides a season long look behind the scenes at sports teams from all over the world. They’ve covered teams ranging from the New Zealand All Blacks rugby squad to the University of Michigan football team. Being that I’m in my 50s now and no more […]

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Complete Sentences

What up, Cuz? Where my Piru Homies at? Y’all are going to jail. I’m saying my goodbyes today because it is unlikely I will see you again in this life after you’ve spent 50 years busting rocks on a west Texas chain gang.  The man who wrote the 1994 Crime Bill that locked up your […]

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