Inherently Different

hallowed ground

I love this time of year (October through late November) not only because it is traditionally some of the best weather in Southern California, where I grew up, but also because it features my two favorite holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving). The one thing that makes it harder and harder to enjoy Halloween lately is the … Read more

I Can’t Care Less

There have been a number of times people get mad at me because I don’t seem to get upset by things. The most common interpretation of my attitude in those situations has often been described as malicious indifference. I wouldn’t say that… but some people do. A more accurate statement would be that I don’t … Read more

Cheater’s Never Prosper…

“Winning is Everything, it’s the ONLY thing.” – Henry Russell (“Red”) Sanders, one time coach of the UCLA Bruin football team in the 1950s. So the Patriots cheated again… though that’s not really surprising given their history since Belichick took over as head coach… what’s surprising is the New England fans discounting all the allegations as … Read more


I’ve got a number of hard core republican friends. I try to avoid discussions about politics or religion with them because we share completely different opinions. A few weeks ago, in talking to one of them we got on the subject of Cliven Bundy… In case you’re unaware, good ol’ Cliven Bundy is a rancher … Read more

NCAA Tourney Bracket

I rarely watch college basketball, though I do keep up with my favorite team (San Diego State Aztecs). The last few years, the Aztecs have really become a power house program under the direction of Steve Fisher. The only time I watch college basketball is when it actually counts… the NCAA Tournament. Every other game … Read more

Mind Games

The new TV show with Christian Slater and Steve Zahn is just about what you would expect from the latest genre de jour. It blends science with quirky but flawed characters and a few laughs to hook you, and engaging partially serialized storylines to keep you tuning in. It’s the same recipe that drove Fox’s … Read more

Choke On This Denver

I think this is the punishment for all the smack talk I’ve heard from Bronco fans all season…

Once a Generation…

Looking at a video this morning posted by the red queen on her facebook account, a thought struck me. Every generation has their Elvis. Starting out as a dashing figure in music, making some odd food choices, then slowly ballooning in weight until they’re found dead on the toilet. Morrissey may very well be mine… … Read more


Part of me wants the Broncos to win today. The part that believes the AFC West was the toughest division in football this year … mostly because it vindicates the Chargers for losing to them in the divisional round. Another part of me, the part that personally knows a number of broncos fans who rival … Read more