Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Sampler Platter

One of the many benefits of my decision to disengage from the cumbersome world of prep sportswriting is that I now have a much greater ability to write for other outlets.  It’s nice to present my work for different audiences … Continue reading

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Closing the Book

Most people who know me in “real life” are aware that I’ve covered high school sports for since I was in college (back before VirginiaPreps was a affiliate).  I decided last winter that I would step away from … Continue reading

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The “W” vs. The “E” – SummerSlam 2013

It’s impossible to convince Attitude Era die-hards that we’re living in the Golden Age of professional wrestling, but I think it’s true—from a writing standpoint. Take, for instance, the main event of this year’s SummerSlam.  For two straight weeks, we’ve … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Intent, Anti-Free-Speech Result?

Last week, over at A New Voice, I tackled the inevitable collision of anti-bullying efforts and the free speech rights of students.  An expanded version of that piece is below: A broad new social media policy recently implemented by California’s Lodi Unified … Continue reading

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An Incomplete List of Things That Are Not Bullying

A non-exhaustive recitation of items that aren’t bullying: – Your doctor telling you that you need to lose weight to avoid negative health consequences. – A baseball player who has agreed to abide by union and MLB rules being punished under those … Continue reading

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Box Office Belies Dying Industry

It’s been a memorable summer at the box office, and not in a good way. The list of 2013 movie flops is a sad roll call of would-be blockbusters.  In the last month alone, five films that cost more than $100 million to produce … Continue reading

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