Duration

It’s there. Every. Single. Day. It won’t leave. Sometimes visible. Other times a recalled memory. Other times anticipating the next time. Content, in its ignorance. Happy, in its arrogance. Loving, in its falseness. Like a brick wall. It won’t be moved. Chipping away at it is futile. A cross to bear. For the duration.

What should they be called?

They traveled. They had fun. They knew the warnings of Visiting the southern sun. Memories are plentiful. Lots of photos from what they’ve seen. But what if they brought back COVID-19? What sympathy are we to have For those who went away? Knowing the risks At home, they didn’t stay. Irresponsible or foolish. Their time … Continue reading What should they be called?

Collegiate sports for the benefit of the student-athlete and collegiate sports for the lust for money: The divide has never been clearer

Two headlines on Friday told a far deeper story than the mere words that were written. One story reported that Morehouse College was canceling its two fall sports — football and cross country — because of continued fears of coronavirus. The New York Times, which posted that story, quoted a Morehouse official saying, “Good management … Continue reading Collegiate sports for the benefit of the student-athlete and collegiate sports for the lust for money: The divide has never been clearer

I don’t need a stupid mask!

Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 Well, perhaps you ought to read this story from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sixteen states currently recommend, but do not require, that residents wear masks in public. In those states — including Texas and Arizona — new coronavirus cases have risen by 84% over the last two weeks, according to an Inquirer … Continue reading I don’t need a stupid mask!

The Blamers, the Innocent and the Arrogant have spoken: Give me freedom (and a heaping helping of coronavirus)

Throw in the towel. We who have preached for the last six or so weeks that staying at home is the right thing to do in the fight against coronavirus are losing the battle. After staying home the six weeks prior, more and more Americans have made it clear over the past month and a … Continue reading The Blamers, the Innocent and the Arrogant have spoken: Give me freedom (and a heaping helping of coronavirus)

Friday was a really bad, awful, terrible day for North American sports

Black Friday typically refers to the mad rush of holiday shopping that begins in the U.S. the day after Thanksgiving. Those roughly 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be the difference between profit (in the black) or something else, shall we say (in the red). When we think of Friday, June 19, 2020, and … Continue reading Friday was a really bad, awful, terrible day for North American sports

Addressing racial inequality

Getting rid of Aunt Jemima on the label. Making Juneteenth a holiday. Posting BLM on your website. Taking down statues honoring Confederate or racist “heroes.” Symbolic gestures that address the racial inequality that exists in the United States. Don’t misunderstand me: symbolic gestures make a statement, but they must backed by meaningful policy, hiring or … Continue reading Addressing racial inequality

A few questions for the U.S. news media

Public Domain image Do tell me, U.S. news media (and below I am sometimes referring to you as local entities and other times as national organizations), why do you... Go with wall-to-wall coverage of protests but don’t when local or statewide elections are happening?Talk the talk about objectivity but then abandon all pretense of it … Continue reading A few questions for the U.S. news media