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  • April 22, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 51: The Money Will Roll Right In

    It occurred to me last week that I haven't put together a resume in nearly 12 years. I don't need a resume or anything; knock on wood, everything professionally is going just fine, I have zero complai...

  • April 15, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 50: White Lace and Strange

    The winner of this newsletter's NCAA Tournament pool was Tyler Molina, of Buffalo, New York, Twitter @tylerjuancarlos . If you'll remember, the winner of the pool ...

  • April 08, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 49: Endless, Nameless

    The winner of our NCAA Tournament pool -- who, if you'll remember, has been awarded with the ability to assign any topic for me to write about in this newsletter he/she desires -- was a man named Tyle...

  • April 01, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 48: D-7

    We were one of the first families back out in the country of Mattoon, Illinois to get a VCR. We had a movie library or anything, but my cousin Denny's parents -- my sister's brother Ron -- lived in do...

  • March 25, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 47: Dumb

    I never had a letterman's jacket in high school -- I was more a trenchcoat type of guy, though less in a "goth, trenchcoat mafia" sort of way and more in a "it made me feel like a British detective" w...

  • March 18, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 46: Pay To Play

    *Better Call Saul *returns to AMC on April 10, so I've been spending my spare travel hours and those not-quite-ready-to-fall-asleep hours catching up on the first two seasons. This is just a terrific ...

  • March 14, 2017 Newsletter Interlude: Join the WSLS Podcast Tournament Pool

    Hello, my newsletter friends. (I think we are friends. I hope you consider me a friend.)

  • March 11, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 45: Mr. Mustache

    So I'm coaching Little League again this year. I coached T-Ball last year and couldn't have had more of a blast. T-Ball is specifically suited to my constitution, because:

  • March 04, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 44: Beeswax

    In a previous newsletter , I discussed how few times I've left the country and how sort of embarrassed...

  • February 25, 2017 Volume 1, Issue 43: Love Buzz

    I've been traveling this week, and it's beautiful outside here in Athens, so if you'll forgive me, we're going to keep this week's missive brief. The Oscars are Sunday. They will be hosted by the guy ...