What’s Your Hurry, Friend?

For a second there, I thought I might write my blog today about the reported Republican overtures made to Dallas Mavericks owner and reality TV star Mark Cuban to run as a third-party candidate against Donald Trump. I thought I might say that it makes perfect sense — this year — to run another celebrity…
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ESPN’s Soviet-style Operating Principle

Ok, so I was watching ESPN’s re-broadcast of the 30 For 30 documentary on the Boston Red Sox’ incredible 2004 ALCS comeback against the New York Yankees and looking forward to re-living the series’ most iconic moment, ace pitcher Curt Schilling’s heroic Game Six performance where he performed on an injured ankle bleeding into his…
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A Step Back In Time Through Dad’s Old Newspapers

My dad, who passed away in 1990, liked to save newspaper clippings. He compiled a scrapbook of mostly old newspaper stories and entitled it, “Sports News of the Family,” which consisted mostly of the athletic exploits of himself and his younger brother Delbert. He collected more famous items, too. I remember once he showed me…
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Keep On A’ Rockin’ Me, Baby

I see that Steve Miller has finally been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I still listen to some of his classics: “Jet Airliner,” “Rock n Me,” “The Joker,” etcetera, etcetera. It brings to mind a conversation I once had with a relative of his — a cousin, I think — who…
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Movie Claims God Is Surely Alive, And Liberty Is Non-negotiable

The Wolters took a trip to Mankato on Saturday and watched a movie called “God is Not Dead 2.” There is a moment near the beginning when Pat Boone, who plays the elderly father of the film’s main character, history teacher Grace Wesley (portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart), laments a future where people won’t come…
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