Sports

The Comeback.

The Comeback.

The city of Cleveland, Ohio, now has another chapter to etch in their long history of sports lore. Although this time, they won’t be the footnote in someone else’s great story, the Washington Generals to someone else’s team, the other team on the Michael Jordan poster, the… well, you get the idea. I’ve been married […]

I’m a Wimp and My Kid is Too!

I’m a Wimp and My Kid is Too!

It takes a big man to admit this. Or, at least, I like to think it does: I’m a wimp. There. I said it. No, it does not feel better to get it off of my chest. If you’re one of my friends from school, this does not surprise you. I have never been a […]

Poetry, and Sports, for White People

Poetry, and Sports, for White People

When I entered the MFA program in poetry at Georgia College & State University, the poetry faculty took a two-pronged approach to mentoring me and my fellow graduate students: First, we delved deeper into the classics, dissecting and annotating — line by line, word by word, beat by beat — poems by Keats, Hopkins, Berryman, […]