Author Archives: BD

I’ve looked at life from both sides now (IOW, more access journalism)

Some people in my lovely town surely think I’m a maniac. They didn’t get that impression by meeting me. They didn’t get that conversation by seeing me run a soccer team or a chess club, even if I’ve had to … Continue reading

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What’s a journalist? (Sports-related)

The funny thing I found about MMA journalism — most of the sport’s coverage up until the very late 2000s was in the hands of independent journalists who started sites with funny names (Sherdog, Bloody Elbow, MMA Junkie) who are … Continue reading

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My favorite songs of 2018

This list doesn’t feature songs released 2018. I’m a little slow. Some of these songs are from the 90s, and I’m just now catching up. Some of these songs were ever-present in my CD player in my young adulthood, and I’m re-discovering … Continue reading

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Please make me quit chronicling the cruelty of the president …

Today, our commander-in-chief … … threatened to cut off aid to California in response to … the fires that are ravaging California.  A few issues with that: Trump has failed to note that more than half the forested land in … Continue reading

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About last night …

The tyranny of the minority party is over. Make no mistake — the Republicans are the minority party. In 2016, Trump was elected with 46.1% of the popular vote. Republicans did eke out a narrow victory in the number of … Continue reading

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Whatever happens Tuesday …

… there will be too many people motivated by prejudice and fear. They accept stereotypes of immigrants while turning a blind eye to the violence of people whose families have been for generations. They will ignore the industries and farms … Continue reading

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On negativity and reaching out to snowflakes

Let’s first be clear about who’s a “snowflake” and who isn’t. Much of the country cares about immigrant families. Even if they want to keep everyone out and have even stronger border security than we currently have, they don’t want … Continue reading

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