Category Archives: Commentary

In the Palm of God’s Hand

“Bacon’s favorite thing is love.  Even more than food.” My mom has told me some version of that at least a dozen times. If you’ve ever been around my dog Bacon when you happened to be eating a meal, this … Continue reading

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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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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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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2017 Edition)

I don’t know anything about college basketball. But I accept that fact now. The turning point was hearing that Cal State Bakersfield finished in first place in the WAC this year.  Cal State Bakersfield?!?  The WAC?!? A hurried online search … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Happy New Year! Since today is (observed as) New Year’s Day, I thought I would go through the usual motions of curating the best material I generated in 2016 and putting it all in one post. 2016 included a fairly … Continue reading

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