Dearly Beloved… Coping with the Loss of Prince, 80% of the Way…
Apr21

Dearly Beloved… Coping with the Loss of Prince, 80% of the Way…

Celebrity deaths are interesting. While we don’t know these people personally, we know them intimately through their art, performance, public persona and our personal connection we have with the joy and beauty they’ve brought into our otherwise tedious and mostly insignificant lives. Is it crazy to feel grief for someone you’ve never met personally? Maybe. But, I’ll be the first to admit, I have been deeply and emotionally affected by...

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It’s guess it’s time to start again…
Apr02

It’s guess it’s time to start again…

I guess I’m back.  Maybe a year since the last entry.  I got to thinking this morning that maybe it’s time to get back on the horse, hair of the dog and all that.  Speaking of hair of the dog, mixed the little lady some ginger ale and ice.  Settle the stomach.  As far as my stomach, no need to waste the remainder, mix with a little bourbon and hit the day running. Reflecting on why we started this thing.  Healing for the...

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Remembering My Friend
Aug03

Remembering My Friend

I remember the call like it was yesterday. A Wednesday evening and I had just gotten home from work. It was summertime so my hours were reasonable and TJ and I were probably figuring out what to do with the night when my phone rang. Jon Clark was on the other end so something must have been up with our fraternity. TJ could tell by my tone that something was definitely wrong. “Another fire at the house?,” he asked. No this...

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Emotional Rollercoaster: The Highs and Lows of Being a Lifelong Cavaliers Fan
Jun11

Emotional Rollercoaster: The Highs and Lows of Being a Lifelong Cavaliers Fan

With the tipoff to game four just a few hours away, I thought I’d take a minute to reflect on this season’s wild postseason run. This playoff run has truly been a microcosm of what it’s been like to be a Cavs fan for the past 30 years – drama, injuries, buzzer-beating game winners and losers, unlikely heros, cosmic highs and crushing lows. It’s really had it all.   I’ll leave the stats and specifics to the talking heads on ESPN...

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“Look everyone, it’s a beer crawl!”
May03

“Look everyone, it’s a beer crawl!”

What life could bring on day drinking wrapped around a semi organized craft beer tour of South End Charlotte NC.  Is it the calm that permeates during a sunny afternoon booze versus the electric desperation of hazy midnight vodka? The thing is, people have discovered these craft breweries.  The secret’s out.  Two deep at the bar with the sun shining holds more promise than two deep in shadows tightly packed between well dressed...

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Never Forget

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