2020 Primary Election Voting Record

I’ve been tracking my own voting record (and publishing it here) for years as a way to make sure I’m not blindly following one party or one person. While I really dislike the existing two-party-dominated system, I generally think there are good ideas on both the conservative and liberal sides of the aisle. (And bad […]

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Young Pepperdine Sportscasters (Circa 1989-1990)

Matt & Kent (photo via Tim Wilhelm) This photo is a snapshot of what hope and dreams looks like … or looked like … back around 1989 or 1990. That’s me on the left and my Pepperdine sportscasting partner, Kent Justice, on the right, at a men’s basketball game. I really have no clue when […]

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What Happened with U2, @U2, and Me

I was afraid this question was coming. “Can you put in words why U2 lost their glow?” Jesse Jackson asked me that while we were recording an episode of his Bruce Springsteen podcast, Set Lusting Bruce. Mind you, I’d never met or spoken with Jesse before and we were literally 20-30 minutes into our first […]

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My daughter graduated from high school tonight

T is finished with high school. Well, not quite. She has one teacher who’s taking advantage of the bizarre pandemic-created schedule that has schoolwork continuing through June 9. So my daughter has a few more days of schoolwork even though she graduated today, June 5. No, she’s not shown on the photo above — that’s […]

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Is This What TV Will Look Like in Fall 2020?

A strange thing happened a couple nights ago as I sat down to watch the latest episode of NBC’s The Blacklist. The show began like normal, a scene playing out with Elizabeth Keen, one of the main characters on the show. Then all of a sudden, the show cuts to the unmistakeable look of a […]

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Restaurant Side-Dish: Macaroni Salad

When I finally get around to opening my burger joint, it’ll have all the regular side-dishes you’d expect — french fries (couple styles), tater tots, onion rings, etc. It’ll also have this macaroni salad that I’ve been eating since I was a tiny little boy. It’s really simple. (Is there ANY form of mac salad […]

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