Author Archives: Tom Garrett

Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2018 Edition)

It’s no secret that my grasp of March Madness slipped dramatically as I moved deeper and deeper into my 30s.  Even a quick glance at my 2011, 2013, 2016, or 2017 brackets reveals my descent into abject ignorance. But hope … Continue reading

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How Not to Message Gun Control

Every mass shooting brings with it a familiar cycle: Politicians offer condolences, lefty gun-control advocates attack those politicians on a number of fronts for doing so, we talk (argue) about gun violence for a few days on social media, and, … Continue reading

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Phabula Rasa

My trusty Galaxy Note 4 had served me well for three years, but it was time for a change. I wasn’t happy about it.  I’ve never had any interest in having the latest or coolest phone.  The fact that I’m … Continue reading

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Best of 2017

News flash: I’m not as prolific a blogger as I used to be. The first couple of years of the Axis of Ego saw me post at least once a week.  Usually twice.  Sometimes more. Those days are lonnnnnnng gone.  This is only … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: The Last Jedi

I’m proud to say that I made it to The Last Jedi spoiler-free. But I did collect one bit of relevant information prior to seeing it.  I saw that the Rotten Tomatoes score was a strong 93%, with a robust sample size … Continue reading

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Papa, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
It’s safe to say that I’m a fat guy pizza aficionado.  Papa John’s is my favorite among the chain pizza “restaurants.”  In fact, placing a Sunday order to PJ’s is an almost-weekly ritual during…

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Flirting with the End of the World

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
In my second run at a storytelling podcast, I thought I’d shift gears and shoot for something more historical than personal. I tackle a crucial but probably underreported event that arguably affected just…

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Real Americans

I’m not going to address this past weekend’s events specifically.  There are already hundreds of columns covering every aspect of what happened in Charlottesville (and what is happening, to a lesser extent, in Seattle and Richmond and elsewhere). Instead, I’d … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About Sundays

Let me tell you about Sundays. Sundays are terrific.  You can run errands or be lazy.  You can go to church or sleep in.  You can watch a game or read a book.  You can eat brunch or work out. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Redux)

Hello, old friends! Long time, no write. Since it’s Father’s Day (and I’ve been incredibly delinquent in updating this site in recent months), I’m taking this opportunity to share a storytelling podcast I recorded last year.  The topic is my … Continue reading

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