Johnny Football, Britney Spears & Hope

Football news out of Cleveland is seldom good, but rarely is it quite this tragic. Not only has QB Johnny Manziel found himself on the on the wrong side of the law yet again, but come March he’ll be cut from the team.  His agent has dropped him, and he’s suddenly viewed as too toxic […]

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The Super Bowl of Entitlement

National Signing Day

If you truly love college football today is a dark day. It is the one day a year your favorite sport makes you embarrassed to call yourself a fan.   All across the country seventeen-year-old boys will sit in front of rows of baseball caps while thousands of 40-something men breathlessly stream it all over the […]

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Harbaugh, Ragnar, Spite & Forgiveness

Do not be deceived…a man reaps what he sows. So says the Epistle to the Galatians… and more recently Jim Harbaugh on twitter. Do not be deceived. You will reap what you sow. — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 4, 2016 What has the Michigan head football coach so up in arms that he’s quoting scripture? […]

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The Evolution of the Snark Economy

Finally it is here.  You’ll soon be able to sass people with a single click. Sort of. Facebook, desperate for headlines and bowing to public demand will be adding a “dislike” button to their popular social networking app. Mark Zuckerberg claims the button will allow users to “like” things that they relate to but don’t […]

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Out to Get Us: Proof Goodell Hates the Vikings

Criticism of our elected leaders typically vacillates between two themes.  At times they are framed as completely incompetent, others as evil geniuses with a master plan.  Conventional wisdom says they can’t be both, but how can you tell if it is either? Luckily one leader is not nearly as hard to understand.  For NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, […]

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Blake’s First Month: Five Surprising Impacts of a Home-based Business

I’m a quitter. After 19-years in corporate America, I recently fired myself to start my own business focused on written content and marketing support for small business. It is going well and about what I expected with a few notable surprises… #5 Lack of “corporate free time” has me way behind on fantasy football draft prep […]

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A Sweltering Weekend, a Stolen Car & a Faith Strengthened

When grand theft auto can’t kill your enthusiasm, it’s a Holy Spirit thing It was a weekend unlike any I’ve ever experienced.  Nine adults and 11 kids set off as missionaries to the less-than exotic location of Superior Wisconsin. There we met a group of 13 from a Wisconsin church and set off on an adventure. […]

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