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The Baltimore Colts and the Problem with Nostalgia

The Baltimore Colts and the Problem with Nostalgia

The NFL version of the Baltimore Colts came into existence in 1953. They played at Memorial Stadium smack dab in the middle of a sprawling working-class neighborhood. Playing in the NFL in the early 1950s barely provided a living for most players, they worked regular...
But, Enough About Waterloo ….

But, Enough About Waterloo ….

Written with my friend and colleague, Brana Williams of Indigo Family Law in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. As family law attorneys, we’re asked a lot about ‘what sort of person don’t we want as a client’. There’s a few potential...
Unicorns, Lions, Dragons … and Florida

Unicorns, Lions, Dragons … and Florida

Europeans in the 16th Century were obsessed with the ‘New World.’ And why not, America was the great unknown, the land of unseen wonders, unknown peoples and animals. Books and pamphlets about the Americas were the viral media of the day. They were read...
Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

A friend of mine is doing some research for a novel that will take place during World War II. He’s reading Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy about the US Army against Germany while listening while he runs to Ian Toll’s history of the War...
Mediation Metaphors and Mickey Mantle

Mediation Metaphors and Mickey Mantle

Fulfilled a wish-list item and finally saw the San Francisco Giants play in their beautiful stadium. Fun night even though the Giants are going nowhere this year. Somewhere along the line I was reminded of this story – I think it serves as a pretty good metaphor...
A Week of Assumptions

A Week of Assumptions

A couple of things hit me last week in a particularly strange way, two seemingly unrelated things, but they jelled into this post about three or four days in. First, with all the stuff about Donald Jr. flying about early in the week, a friend of mine posted a link to...