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The Man Who Would Be King: Lessons From The LeBron-a-Thon

You can breathe again, America. Your King, LeBron James, has finally revealed where he will hold court. He is abdicating his Cleveland throne and accepting the position of cup-bearer to Duane Wade, the Sultan of South Beach. If you, like me, tuned into ESPN’s ridiculous broadcast dubbed “The Decision,” then undoubtedly, you can see, like […]

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Merle Haggard, Barack Obama, Rainbow Stew, Utopia, and Easter

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon, Underneath that sky of blue. We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-ubb, An’ eatin’ that rainbow stew. Reading the news —and the divergent opinions— regarding health care reform and the general direction of the country, that old Merle Haggard tune came to mind. It reminded me to beware the […]

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Hip Shots

Blackie Sherrod, One of my favorite old-time newspaper columnists, wrote a column of random observations for the Dallas Morning News . He called it Scatter-Shooting. In the column, he would offer a collection of observations, opinions, and news items that were completely unrelated. Since imitation is the finest form of flattery, I tip my hat […]

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