Throwing Back to the Best of Times

A thing of beauty to this lifelong Cleveland Browns fan: a replica 1952 Otto Graham jersey. Divine Vintage: Paying Props to the PastToday marks the 54th Super Bowl in NFL history, and for the 54th time, my beloved Cleveland Browns won't be playing in it. It's an annual rite of futility that hasn't dampened my... Continue Reading →

Honoring Don Warren, Cavaliers Founder

In Memoriam: Don Warren, 1928-2019 I'll begin with a confession: I have not spoken to Don Warren for probably five, maybe seven years. Not since before or shortly after my family and I picked up stakes after 11 years in Chicago, Don's nearly-lifelong stomping grounds, and trekked west to South Dakota. "You're WHAT?" I can... Continue Reading →

Meandering Man: Free (Extended) Nashville Weekend

Lazy (Extra) Days in Nashville - Dad About Town After an early career as a journalist that afforded me titillating glimpses of the wilder parts of Sandusky, Ohio (the North Coast!!!) and the Chicago suburbs (Naperville! Downers Grove! Wheaton! Bolingbrook!!!!!!!!!) -- I've been blessed to upgrade from that scintillating travelogue to the farflung locales the... Continue Reading →

Two American Airlines Tales to Forget

Meandering Man: American Airlines Blues Maybe the headline of this post isn't quite fair. Though, a few weeks ago, when I was caught in my travel time warp, there was plenty of blame I felt I could righteously direct at American Airlines. Because we can't quite blame the weather, can we? Mother Nature laughs at... Continue Reading →

It’s Spring: Time for Grilling!

In Praise of: First Grilled Meal of the Season Box up the snowboots. Mothball the parka. Trap that waddling prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, and stuff him for a fuzzy warm hat. Or, better yet, grill the meddling sonofagroundhog. Hibernation's over, bomb cyclones are spun out. Springtime is here and it's time to fire up the barbecue... Continue Reading →

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