Personal Stories

Laid low by ESPN layoffs

Laid low by ESPN layoffs

011 I was in the Durham Bulls press box the first time I got laid off. It was the top of the sixth inning when announcements from several of my coworkers began popping up on Twitter: CBS was discontinuing its RapidReports coverage of college football and basketball....
Story of hope

Story of hope

This story of hope sprouted from a story of rejection. As you may have read last week in my interview with stand-up comedian Chad Daniels, I have a new television, which means I have to find a place for my old TV and when I say old, I mean 2004 model, at least 80...
Tallinn Estonia: Soviet flashback

Tallinn Estonia: Soviet flashback

001 First, we drank vodka. We ate pickles. We heard stories. Our Estonian host garbed in Communist guard’s attire presented “histertainment.” He served us Kali (Kvass) before which he instructed: “When you drink it, don’t smell it. I’ve never seen a foreigner who ever...
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