On Melvin Pond

Monday, July 17, 2017
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When we moved a few weeks ago, I jokingly said that since we had a pond, I was going to call the place Melvin’s Pond and walk around…

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March to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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A Physicist and a Philosopher

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The Philosophy of Earl

Sunday, February 26, 2017
BALTIMORE - 1980:  Manager Earl Weaver #4 of the Baltimore Orioles in 1980.  Earl Weaver was a manager from 1968-1982 and 1985-1986.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/ MLB Photos via Getty Images)

There is a surprisingly long list of great thinkers and philosophers associated with Baltimore. When most people think of Baltimore things like riots, crack cocaine, murder rates, and…

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The Year I Stopped Giving a Shit About the NFL

Sunday, October 16, 2016
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This is the year I stopped giving a shit about the NFL. It has been coming for some time as my interest in the game has faded the…

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The H.L. Mencken Field Guide to Life- Election Edition

Monday, October 3, 2016
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It has been some many months since I penned the Field Guide Part One. As we edge ever closer to the circus that we so grandly call the…

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Life Advice from the Gonzo King

Saturday, September 17, 2016
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Back in 1958 a man named Hume Logan wrote to his good friend Hunter Thompson requesting advice on what to do with his life. Given what followed for HST…

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The Grouchy Old Man

Monday, September 5, 2016
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I never meant to be a grouchy old man but look at me now, over here killing it. No matter how deeply I pledge to get through the…

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To Know and Not to Know

Thursday, December 24, 2015
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The roots of fundamentalism is the false belief that we know what we can’t.

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The Philosophy of Willie

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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I’m not cold, I’m not wet, and I’m not hungry. Classify these as good times.

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The Adam Levine Phenomenon

Friday, May 1, 2015
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When we use outrage about what’s happening over there as an excuse to avoid taking care of business over here.

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