Most people do not like politicians. One poll from last year showed only 27% of Americans thought elected officials “care what people like them think.” Seventy-one percent disagreed. People generally think of politicians like insects: necessary enough to maintain some larger system we all rely on, but annoying enough to avoid whenever possible. Whenever I […]Read More Why Jake Wilder deserves your vote
There’s one comment from a friend of mine (whom will remain anonymous) that I haven’t been able to get off my mind from the George Floyd saga: Did you catch that little two-step? My dude didn’t watch the trial, yet is nevertheless confident that the accused (now convicted) Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin would be […]Read More None of my conservative friends watched the Derek Chauvin trial – and why that’s a problem
Today, Erie Basketball Management, LLC announced it had finally run out of rabbits to pull out of their hat: the Erie BayHawks will cease operations after failing to secure an affiliation with an NBA team for the 2021-2022 season. Professional basketball in Erie is no more. This sucks and while I’m sure the comments section […]Read More Don’t be mad that the Erie Bayhawks are gone. Be glad they happened.
Let me just come right out with it at the beginning: I cannot wait for that first time I get back into a cheap seat on the first base line, plastic cup beer in hand, setting sun shining in my face and the faces of other beer and baseball-loving Erieites as we watch a group […]Read More The Erie post-pandemic activity I want the most: a SeaWolves game
I never intended to stop. I’d been blogging steadily for two years with two, sometimes three weekly posts about the city I love and the president I abhorred, with an occasional stray thought thrown in when all of a sudden – I just lost it. I’m afraid I can’t explain it any better than that. […]Read More Stepping out of the black hole