Here are a few of the pieces I wrote last week:
Why we all need to mourn Kalief Browder, The Good Men Project, 6/10/2015.
Tragic story- held at Rikers Island for three years without a trial under horrific conditions. He was recently released committed suicide last week. NYC Mayor De Blasio called it a "culture of delay," but it is so much more than that.
Mom and sons conquer the Incline, The Good Men Project, 6/13/2015.
"I fantasize about getting in my car and driving 26 hours back to Maryland. I hate Colorado. I hate it even more when the floods hit a few months later. Then, I experience my first polar vortex, temps of 17 below that transform my town into a cryo-chamber."
Introducing the new sport of dog parking, Crooked Scoreboard, 6/12/2015.
I don't like to lose, and I don't like my dogs to lose either. I invented a sport-- dog parking-- and described how to keep score.
Excerpt: "Running from dog butt to dog butt like it's the first time you've ever encountered another dog is not suave. Don't be desperate."
I also wrote a piece called Don't call me strong for Huffington Post.
If you hate punctuation rules, or really like articles about the English language, you'll enjoy Cormac McCarthy's take on punctuation found here:
Cormac McCarthy's Three Punctuation Rules, and How They all Go Back to James Joyce, Open Culture, 8/13/13.
This is a "watched" not "read," but it was definitely impactful. If you are somewhere you can sob freely, I suggest you watch it. It's the story of Denali, a dog, told from his perspective.
ABOUT TO READ AND WRITE
Finishing Erik Larsen's Dead Wake is high on my list since I started it such a long time ago. Great read so far, I've just been reading more articles than books lately.
I have too many pieces planned for this week than I can reasonably write, but I hope to do something about going to concerts with my dad, and another one for TWLOHA for PTSD awareness month. And, of course, lots of Steelers news for Behind the Steel Curtain.