Return of the Mack

It's been a minute. And by a minute, I mean nearly two months. For that, I apologize—but the break wasn't for nothing. I needed to take some time to remember why I started blogging in the first place and rethink what I want to accomplish with these posts / how I can make the whole [...]

When I Grow Up

A few weeks ago, I received the following text from a friend. A guy I don't talk to regularly, by any means, but I consider him one of the smartest people I know. "You were smart to quit journalism. But you are a great writer." It simultaneously warmed and broke my heart. I'm not referencing [...]

That’s How I Beat Shaq

Would ya look at that! Another title you most definitely should not take literally. Basketball has never been my thing. I played it growing up—along with just about every other sport—but could never master the mental aspect. Had it been purely hand-eye coordination, I'd have been all about it. But it wasn't. So I stuck [...]

I’m Lost Without You

We all knew this day would come – we've been dreading it for the past five months. And it's not like this is the first time we've been subjected to such a crushing blow, nor will it be the last, but that doesn't make the reality any easier. This is our first college football-free weekend since early August. [...]