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On Josh Putterman

I received the heartbreaking news today that Josh Putterman has passed away. Unless you were a reader of The Review (the University of Delaware’s student newspaper) back in the late-1980s/early-1990s, or one who has a particular interest in New Jersey-based copy editors/page designers, it’s unlikely Josh’s name rings a bell.

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The good man

My father in law died yesterday. His name was Richard Guggenheimer. He was 78, and had been struggling with health issues for quite the spell. He was a good man. I think, too often, we use the occasion of someone’s death to exaggerate the positives; to pretend as if our

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I appeared on The Herd to chat “Winning Time,” Lakers and my writing career.

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Nocona and 217 Coffee

I’m in Nocona, Texas—a town I’d never heard of before a few weeks ago. The man I’m visiting suggested I hit up the “new coffee shop in town.” Which is how I wound up here, sitting at a table inside 217 Coffee. I have to say—these are my favorite types

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Glitzy’s Brew Coffee Shop and a Reminder

As I type this I’m sitting inside a tiny cafe in Fort Stockton, Texas. The name of the place is Glitzy’s Brew Coffee Shop. It’s the best (and only) java joint in town, and it’s as quaint as can be: T-shirts for sale, country music playing from a nearby speaker,

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I’ve got a revamped site

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve finally undergone a revamping. Why? Multiple reasons. First, because it was time. Second, because a few years ago I made the awful mistake of hiring a designer who butchered everything and killed my dreams. Third, because I have a book coming out later

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The fraud

So I’ve recently had a bunch of people from my old dwelling of Putnam County, N.Y. urge me to return to the topic of Tatiana Ibrahim, the bonkers Carmel resident leading the charge against Critical Race Theory, and liberals, and books, and Chips re-runs, and any educational element that she

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My daughter left

My daughter left for her freshman year of college today. We drove her to campus, helped set up her stuff, grabbed lunch. Then pretty much left. And I was fine. Really, I was fine. But now, sitting here at 9:10 on a Saturday night, I’m broken. Casey is our first

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The Radicalization of Mark Mulder

If I had the time, and the energy, and the non-financial needs, I’d love, love, love to write a 5,000-word piece on the political radicalization of Mark Mulder, former (enjoyable, agreeable, friendly) Oakland A’s pitcher-turned-hard-right zealot. In case you don’t follow Mark on Twitter, well, I wouldn’t start now (unless

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Greg Abbott is an infected twat

In case you missed the news, Greg Abbott, the Texas governor and all-around twat of a human slug whore, tested positive for Covid today … … less than 24 hours after the above photograph was taken. Yup, that’s Abbott, sans mask, waving to a bunch of Texas seniors—also sans masks.

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