Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go

Rants

Kicking It

Something on my bucket list is to never have one. I don’t know what it is about that phrase but it makes me cringe. The most recent instance in which I saw “bucket list” used was last night during bedtime reading; it appeared in a teaser for a magazine article, a profile of a hockey […]

An Arrow for the Bullseye

I have come to an important realization. This isn’t easy to say, certainly not publicly. And it’s no doubt going to be an unpopular view. One that in certain circles might, in fact, be seen as controversial. Yet there is no use pretending any longer. I might as well come out and admit it. I […]

Tour de Farce

At what point did it become the case that nearly every weekend road warrior who bicycles now wears attire as if they were coming over the Pyrenees in the Tour de France? Used to be that people who enjoyed bicycling would, you know, put their butt cheeks on their bicycle seats and start peddling. Not […]

Innies

Why do people say they “tweeted out” whatever it is they posted to their Twitter feed? Tweeted out: can you tweet in? Up? Down? Sideways? Diagonal? I mailed the letter. I emailed the document. I shipped the package. The word “out” is unnecessary. It is redundant. To tweet is to do the “out.” There is, […]

Beard Season

I love the NHL playoffs. This year’s tournament, however, has not, thus far, mid-way through the second round, been schedule-altering, must-see fun. Why? My theories: 1. It’s no longer an upset when everyone is doing it. People like the unexpected — I get that. Yet all four division winners were knocked out in the first […]

Say Ball!

Sports is my first language. I don’t remember reading many books as a kid, but I do remember racing to beat my older brother to the sports page in the morning. Scrums sometimes ensued on the occasions I had first dibs, as I insisted on reading every word of the section — even all the […]

Stand for Something

Jerry Nadler was asked on Meet the Press on Sunday: Is the evidence revealed in the Mueller Report impeachable? He turned his head. He sat there for a few seconds. Finally, he said yes. It was as if we were watching him make up his mind right then and there. Regardless of your view of […]

March Badness

I feel cheated. March is now full of so much badness. You can neither make someone go to college, nor stay in college, and you should not try, especially when college is not necessary for him make such a comfortable living in his chosen profession that the children of his unborn children won’t have to […]