November 11, 2019

Well, according to my student loans payment notice, it has officially been six months since I graduated from East Carolina University.

Following this realization, all I have to say is that the real world is no friend of mine — to put it lightly, it frankly kinda sucks. I mean bills,…


November 11, 2019


Tucked in a super clean and sometimes sleepy nook in Dallas is the campus at SMU, a private school that has stirred to life this fall behind a nationally ranked football team that provides excitement for its tidy, polite fan base with a fun-to-watch, prolific offense and an outside-the-box…

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November 09, 2019

Generation Z has had it with us baby boomers. We were handed a golden opportunity to make the world better and we blew it. “OK boomer” has become its rallying cry of collective mistrust.

I live with three Gee Zees (I made that up because it’s easier and more fun to say), and not…

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November 04, 2019

Performances in athletics can be great, they can be memorable and they can be record-breaking, but that doesn’t always equal a win.

Sports outcomes can be cruel sometimes, which is what happened Saturday night when East Carolina played its best football game of the season — by far…


November 02, 2019

My friend Scott has lived in the same huge apartment building just outside our nation’s capital for 11 years.

“You must know about everyone in the building by now,” I said during a recent visit.

“I don’t know any of them,” he said.

I was being sarcastic, of…


October 29, 2019

As I was browsing Netflix for my next binge-worthy show a few weeks ago, I had no idea the show I would later decide on would be less about escaping my own reality and more of a reminder of the dark and cruel reality we are all living in now.

Netflix’s mini series “Unbelievable,”…

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October 28, 2019

East Carolina football players, coaches and fans could envision a breakthrough win leading up to Saturday's game against South Florida at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

How would they celebrate an American Athletic Conference victory against a team not named Connecticut? Would the postgame emotions be…


October 26, 2019

After the fall break vacation, Sharon posted a few beach pictures on Facebook. My wife described the location as “our favorite Gulf Coast barrier island in Florida.”

It’s becoming too popular, she said, instructing me not to mention the name publicly.

It’s been our favorite…

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October 21, 2019


The UCF student section was mostly empty for the second-half kickoff between the Knights and East Carolina at Spectrum Stadium on Saturday night.

On homecoming weekend and likely with other social plans on the forefront of their minds, UCF’s students had plenty of reason to…

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October 20, 2019

My little dogs, Ollie and Einstein, have decided to launch a country music career.

I am not sure what prompted this decision. I suspect that the pretty little morkiepoo down the street told Ollie he would look good in a cowboy hat, and things progressed from there.

In any case, the boys have spent…

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