Wasting away again in Blogaritaville

“Are we destined to be ruled by a bunch of old white men, who compared the world to football and are programmed to defend…” – Jimmy Buffett, Only Time Will Tell (from Banana Wind) This song came to mind with the series of recent tweets by President Donald Trump (a Mark Burnett prank) in which…

The World of Writers: Myths vs. Facts

The world of writing is one of the few which gets a ton of criticism from people who have no knowledge of the craft and trade.  Because of this, many myths exist about writers and this profession, and some of these “urban legends” have spawned a subculture of contempt for those who ply their hand…

Non offensive names for all American League franchises

Major League Baseball, in its ever-present drive to ensure no fans are ever upset by anything controversial, have taken to talking to the Cleveland Indians about not only changing their logo, but changing their name entirely.  The same approach is rumored to be in the works with the Atlanta Braves because of groups offended by…

A Little Constitutional Fact vs. Fiction

Americans are less educated than ever about the basic concepts of their government. Some of this ignorance has morphed into myths about what can and should be done to correct issues with the government itself. Let’s separate fact from fiction:   Fiction: The Supreme Court Justices are overpaid and Congress should cut their salaries. Fact:…

REPOST: A Century of Difference – The First World Series

Partially reposted from The Historical Diaries… Baseball season is right around the corner, and with it comes many of its time-honored traditions, including the pageantry of the World Series. Few, however, know that, unlike the NFL’s Super Bowl, the World Series experienced a major upset from the very beginning. Where it took the American Football…