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My Recently Uncovered 6th Grade Rap Honoring the Late 80s Red Sox

We’ve moved a bunch of times and occasionally when I need something in the garage I’ll find myself fishing through an old box of stuff that my parents sent me... Read More

My D-Day Extended Reading and Viewing List

If you haven’t read Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose about D-Day make it the next book on your list. I could write 2,000 words on why it belongs... Read More

Swimming Geniuses

I love reading biographies of accomplished, interesting and brilliant people and one of my favorite personal pastimes is to jot down whenever I come across what I call ‘swimming geniuses’.... Read More

The Inside Story of Why I Put Gatorade’s ‘Be Like Mike’ on a Mix Tape Back in ’92

I’m fourteen-years-old and I’m making my fifteenth and final mix tape of the year on my JVC dual-cassette, ‘Super-Bass Horn’ boom box with metallic gray trim, mustard lettering and the... Read More

Honoring the Legendary Howard Finkel, AKA, Finkus Maximus, AKA, The Fink

Welcome to another Finkel de Mayo… Let’s begin… Finkus Maximus. Having lived my life as a Finkel, I can tell you there is no better nickname than Finkus Maximus. It... Read More

Choose Your ‘Warrior’ Movie Motivation: ‘Rage’ Like Tom Hardy or ‘Heart’ Like Joel Edgerton

I re-watched Warrior this weekend after I saw that it popped up on Amazon Prime. I caught it in the theater back when it came out in 2011 and I... Read More

The Glorious Life of the Best Good Boy Ever

The third night our puppy was home with us I slept on the kitchen floor next to his crate. He was whimpering. He had a stomach bug. He couldn’t sleep.... Read More

Steven Spielberg’s Creative Un-Strategy is Brilliant and Here’s Why I Follow It

Steven Spielberg has decided he is no longer going to direct Indiana Jones 5, which makes the weird Kingdom of the Crystal Skull his personal “last crusade” with the beloved... Read More

Phil Jackson’s ‘Eleven Rings’ is a Fatherhood Book in Disguise

We all remember the most famous non-Michael Jordan moment of Phil Jackson’s tenure as coach of the Chicago Bulls. It happened during the 1994 NBA Playoffs when Scottie Pippen refused... Read More

Three Smart Things I Learned from Publishing Legend Joe Weider

If you’ve read Men’s Fitness, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Flex or used a Weider piece of gym equipment or taken a Weider supplement or watched a Mr. Olympia show you... Read More