Talking About the Tiger in the Room

Talking About the Tiger in the Room

We need to address the Tiger in the room. The Tiger, of course, as seemingly the entire country knows after a couple of weeks of shutdowns/social distancing is Netflix’ Tiger King. A docuseries  full of bizarre characters that would be the envy of a Coen brothers...
Law in the Time of Coronavirus

Law in the Time of Coronavirus

Does this happen with you? You’re watching a movie set before, say 2005, and you stop for a minute and think this: “None of this happens if anyone has an iPhone . . .  or can do a quick Google search?” Some are really obvious; some are very subtle. Take, for example,...
A Few Words About the Super Bowl

A Few Words About the Super Bowl

This piece had an entirely different introductory paragraph with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter of last night’s Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes wiped it out over those seven minutes, but we’re going ahead with the rest because the 49ers will be back (as will...
Falls and Routine

Falls and Routine

“Every climber falls, the question is how far.” ~ John Branch That quote is from last month’s New York Times, it was in an obituary of sorts for a rock climber named Brad Gobright. A free spirit and great climber, he and a climbing partner set the speed record up the...
Don Larsen and David Stern, Perfect Together

Don Larsen and David Stern, Perfect Together

In the end, yes, of course, all of us are so much more than our best day, more than our worst day, more than the first sentence in our obituaries. We are not metaphors. We are not parables. We are flesh and blood, triumph and failure, joy and sorrow and rage and...