Otherwise known as the scratching of chickens in the barnyard dirt.

Heart-Shaped Box


I realize that Joe Hill doesn’t like to use his father’s notoriety for his own gain, and that he’d rather be judged on his own merits, of course. Admirable, to say the least. Well, despite the cat being well and truly out of the bag since his […]

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The Activists


My cousin, Professor Michael Heaney, along with director Melody Weinstein and editor Marco Roldán, have recently finished their documentary, The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets. They’ve done an excellent job on this film after a successful Kickstarter campaign last December. Please do go and […]

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God speed, Neil.


Did you go outside tonight, and wink at the blue moon? I’m standing under it right now, so bright. His family asked today, if people would remember him when they see the moon, by giving her a wink. Fitting, I think, for one of the more courageous […]

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The writer in me gets all warm and fuzzy when I heard this story. My six year old cousin, Isabella, just made the local papers by reading 413 books over her summer break. How many kids read that many books before they’re 20? Click through to the […]

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1-2-1 Soccer Academy


It just occurred to me that I forgot to post that I recently launched a site for a friend whose starting his own soccer training academy. Run by Godwin Iwelumo, a Nigerian International with 39 caps for his country, as well as a professional club player. His […]

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The Prem… she’s back.


The off season is over already. I can’t believe how quick it went, what with all the pleasant distractions of the Euros and the Olympics. As much as I enjoyed all of that, what I yearned for all summer was to see my Arsenal again. And now […]

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How do you not love Neil Gaiman?

I fully realize this has been blogged to death already, but I’m going to repost it anyway. You see, it’s that good. It’s Neil Gaiman’s Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts for the class of 2012. He once misspelled the name Caroline.

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Ooh, to be a Gooner

So, another season is done and dusted. Arsène said it himself, this was an incredibly weird season. Our worst start in I don’t know how many years, key injuries which left us thin at all areas of the pitch… we lost games we should have won, and […]

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Writing on the Run

What do you use for snatching those fleeting thoughts and ideas that pounce upon your brain while you’re driving, or in Aisle 6 at the grocery store, or on the sideline at the kids game? How many good ideas have slipped from your grasp simply because they […]

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Writing to Music


“Music has Charms to sooth a savage Breast…” by William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697 I once read a book called “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. It was excellent, and I highly suggest it to anyone with any interest in […]

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