Toys in the Attic

Last week one of the worst kept secrets in U.S. business news was finally confirmed: Toys R Us is all done. I wasn’t shocked or surprised. Financial and mainstream news sites have been predicting it for over a year now. Like anything else though, the official confirmation of it always stings. I don’t know exactly […]

Nostalgia: What Do You Miss?

I recently read the founder of Tower Records passed away. I never had a Tower Records in my little hometown, but it got me thinking about record stores in general. In South Bend we had Tracks Records and Orbit Music. During my college years in Bloomington, we also had a Tracks, as well as Karma […]

Solving NCAA Athletic$

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “living under a rock,” it would certainly apply to anyone who found themselves shocked by the latest findings of the FBI’s investigation into improprieties in college athletics. Student-athlete? Amateur athletics? Players and their families have been receiving benefits directly and indirectly from universities for years. This is nothing new. Most […]

Remembering Miami Vice

About a year ago, I was blogging about television shows and said I would one day write a post about Miami Vice. Well, between all the sad news going on around us and some recent stress at work, I was wracking my brain for something positive….something that would make me smile. If you’re a certain […]

Fear of an Open Mind

Do you believe people can change? Can people feel one way about an issue, cause, or condition, but eventually be open to change? Maybe it’s taking the time to listen to someone. Maybe it’s having the patience to or making the effort to learn more about someone or something. Maybe it’s coming to terms with […]

The Dog Days of Sports

So the Super Bowl ended a week ago. NFL news lives 24/7 on NFL Network, but the games are gone until preseason next August. Die-hard baseball fans are excited about “Pitchers & Catchers Reporting to Camp” this month. Casual baseball fans say, “So what? The season doesn’t start until April.” Race fans? Well the Nascar folk […]

Sports Venues

If you’re a sports fan you likely hold a personal attachment or passion for a certain sports venue. A baseball park you love. A football stadium you think is better than others. A basketball arena you enjoy seeing hoops at. I’ve always been fascinated by sports venues. Even though they’re just physical structures, the history […]