The story of Big Dave, a big man with an equally big heart

I probably should've posted this on what has become Giving Tuesday -- the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and whatever they think of next to fill the hours on Sunday. It's inevitable. For many of us giving is something that's a part of the season stretching from … Continue reading The story of Big Dave, a big man with an equally big heart

Joe Morgan gets it right about the Baseball Hall of Fame

I was fortunate enough to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in a June 2012 trip to Cooperstown, New York. It goes down as one of my favorite sites ever in too many ways to count. The village is picturesque with tons of history, great food, outstanding breweries and the Baseball Hall of … Continue reading Joe Morgan gets it right about the Baseball Hall of Fame

Book in review: Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Kitchen Confidential’

Written in 2000 and updated several years later, Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" is well worth revisiting from time to time. It's hilarious, wild and informative. He just may be, as I note in this review written in 2009, the Hunter S. Thompson of food. That's a compliment, by the way. … Continue reading Book in review: Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Kitchen Confidential’

The Roy Moore story: Things are sadly still the same in Alabama

Up until around 2003 it was still legal for a 14-year-old girl to be married in the state of Alabama -- with parental consent. The law was finally changed -- with no small amount of debate and controversy -- to age 16 (which I would contend is still a child). They actually fought about this … Continue reading The Roy Moore story: Things are sadly still the same in Alabama