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January 9, 2017

Big Ed Blake


I lost a friend.  I am aware that it is going to happen more and more frequently as I get older, but that doesn’t lessen the blow.  If you are a regular listener to my podcast, then you know the …


January 4, 2017

Smoke


And I lost my mind in the middle of Toronto, I was Spending nights at home full throttle, I was Breakin’ your heart Breakin’ my heart, revenge And I feel just like I woke up in somebody else’s skin Who …


November 12, 2016

I’m Leaving


I’m leaving the country. I’m leaving because leaving the country is what makes me appreciate it. I’ve traveled enough to know that it takes more than the ascension of one person to make or break this place. Forty-one countries across …


September 27, 2016

Reality


Last night was the first chance we had to see our two presidential candidates together. We knew they were both insane, but until now they’d been kept in separate wings of the asylum. Last night we dumped them both into …


May 5, 2016

The Cost of Things


I’m on Austrian Air Flight 777 from Vienna to Pristina, Kosovo.  In the row behind me a man talks about his business back home to a woman who already has a law degree and is finishing her PhD. I’m upgraded …


March 1, 2016

Trump


Trump’s success thus far is fascinating to me. I do not believe that anyone actually believes he is the most qualified American for the presidential office. You can’t – I mean, I guess you CAN. Snuggie has sold 30 million …


February 23, 2016

A Bunch of Politicians Walk Into a Bar


Hillary Clinton feels like the same old thing we’ve always had – an old, codgerly, grumpity bag of lies. If you were married to her you would spend every night drinking away your misery in a dive bar. Sadly, your …


February 13, 2016

Vantage Point


Thoughts from a recent flight, for some of you this Valentine’s Day: I’ve stood on the lips of too many canyons to count.  From the top or from deep within, along some rocky riverbed, they are magnificent.  The realization that …


June 1, 2014

Pura Vida


Costa Rica might be touristy now, but the hordes of foreigners have done nothing to strip the locals of their identity.  It’s a country far below ours in terms of just about everything – standard of living, economy, infrastructure, highway …


October 18, 2012

It Doesn’t Remind Me


The song couldn’t have felt more appropriate when it played.  I left Houston for Canada yesterday, an early morning flight taking me to 35,000 feet as the orange fingers of dawn crept one by one over the horizon.  I haven’t …





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