• My Best & Worst Quarantine TV Shows

    Like most of us, I’ve been watching a lot more TV during the pandemic than I have in years. Maybe ever. And no lie, a lot of it has been much better than I expected. So, in a nod back to my “Average Matt” days of doing movie reviews for friends’ podcast, here’s a list …

    September 1, 2020
  • New Menu Addition: Pico de Burger

    Every week we get a fresh farm-to-table delivery from a farm co-op/community supported agriculture group in our area. It’s sooooo good. The most recent delivery had Roma tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno peppers, and fresh cilantro — pretty much the only stuff you need for pico de gallo. So I made a batch the same night …

    August 2, 2020
  • 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 …

    August 2, 2020
  • Young Pepperdine Sportscasters (Circa 1989-1990)

    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 and where the photo was taken, but …

    July 19, 2020
  • 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 …

    July 11, 2020
  • 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 …

    June 5, 2020