Carry the Fire

“You have to carry the fire. I don’t know how to. Yes you do. Is it real? The fire? Yes it is. Where is it? I don’t know where it is. Yes you do. It’s inside you. It was always there. I can see it.” -Cormac McCarthy, The Road I’m sitting next to a womanContinue reading “Carry the Fire”

Music, My Muse

Late one summer night, I hit a writer’s block when typing one of the most important pieces I will ever have to write: my grandfather’s eulogy. I’ve learned over the years to overcome these hindrances and the right words somehow always found their way. But I had never had to spill my heart like this inContinue reading “Music, My Muse”

Let LeBron Work

I bought my first NBA jersey at the Dallas Galleria in 2005. It was Dirk’s, obviously. But see, there was a special that day at Champ’s. Buy one, get the other half off. I’m a sucker for any derivative of BOGO. Now came a choice. Since the NBA is a glamor game that thrives onContinue reading “Let LeBron Work”

Paving the Way

Imagine my astonishment when, on Valentine’s Day, my girlfriend opened the floodgates with the following: “So do you think LeBron is better than Michael Jordan?” We were sitting at our favorite Mexican restaurant, with ESPN prattling in the background about LeBron James. I used this moment to plead my case that whenever he is onContinue reading “Paving the Way”

Beneath “The Dark Knight Rises”

WARNING: This post contains spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you really should. And prayers to all those affected by the Aurora shootings. At points during “The Dark Knight Rises,” I found myself nodding my head in satisfaction or pumping my fist out of awesomeness. I’m not sure if everyone caught on.

Something Warming

Millions of miles away, beams of light come to grace our Earth with life. The glorious radiant furnace in our sky burns almost 200,000 degrees Fahrenheit, almost 30 million degrees in its core. Yet, by the time its heat hits our planet, it is the perfect temperature. If we were any closer or any furtherContinue reading “Something Warming”