May 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

I first spoke with vascular surgeon John Baldwin in March of 2000 when I was collecting stories for my book, What Do You Stand For?  That initial contact led to an eleven-year friendship.


Before going to Vietnam, John specialized in open-heart surgery but decided upon Read More

To borrow an expression from Glenn Beck, Ed Schultz has “a big, fat mouth.”

The left-wing talker suspended himself from his own MSNBC show after calling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his radio program.

On the Wednesday night edition of … Read More

Star Trek: The Wrath of Kant

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. – Immanuel Kant

Surely, I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. – Khan, genetically enhanced superhuman who justifies his evil actions … Read More

Lance Armstrong

Q: What two things do the following athletes have in common?

A-Rod, Chris Benoit, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Jason Giambi, Marion Jones, Ben Johnson, Mark McGuire, Rafael Palmeiro, Andy Pettite… (and I could go on).

A: Yes, they all used steroids and the second thing… … Read More

This one’s for Mike

There’s this college buddy of mine, Mike. I call him the bass whisperer because whenever he was out on the water, bass would practically jump into his boat. Anyway, we’re both fans of the Discovery Channel’s documentary/reality seriesDeadliest Catch. So, in honor of … Read More

May is shaping up to be an incredible month for sex scandals, and we’re only half way through the month!

No sooner did we learn that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, had been pulled off a plane minutes before departing … Read More

Director David Fincher’s film, The Social Network, is as deeply disturbing as it is deeply engrossing. It’s a testament to Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that I could not take my eyes off the screen sitting on a crowded flight from Boston to L.A.… Read More