80 results for 'Glenn T'
Well kids, it’s time for the second weekend of the Broo Deathmatch Writers’ tournament, and along with the drama of the first round came a few wonderfully unexpected developments: First, V finally returned from what we thought was a simple sabbatical Down Under (pronounced "down-unda"), but what actually turned out to be a nuptual getaway – only to find the rest of us knee-deep in American sports-themed nonsense. All heartbreak aside, watching V try to understand just what we were up to and how her name got mixed up in it was easily the best thing to come of this... (more)
So, as I know you’re all waiting with bated breath – here are the second half of the first round results for this deathmatch insanity.
Credo vs Crowbar
It was bound to happen, a top seed would come in overconfident and be taken to task by an upstart, just-happy-to-be-here eighth seed. On one hand, the top seed, Credo, a solid Broo participant – a thinking man, who's mastered topics as diverse as the city in which he lives. His latest article about sticking it to the IRS (in an purely intellectual way, of course) has garnered a Jen-and-Tonic-esque... (more)
Well, with apologies for the delay… the first round of the Broo Writers Deathmatch is in the books… with only a few upsets posted. Your Broo All-Stars are still very much alive and steamrolling towards the final four… There’s been some call for me to explain myself – as to just what exactly this is. And to that I say, I will do no such thing. On to the results:
Ed Attansio vs. Dr. Traci
It’s possible that Ed may finally meet his match in this tournament – but it wasn’t going to be in the first round. While an... (more)
Dr. Traci vs Mora Ulman
As much of an advantage as it would be to have a naked profile picture – it looks like Mora is nowhere to be found – and even still, a PhD is a pretty heavy hammer to wield in this writing battle royale. Dr. Traci wins in a walkover – and now faces the juggernaut that is Big Ed.
Crowbar vs Tumerica
From their own descriptions:
"Tumerica is a freelance nonfiction writer, foodie, and poet. Tumerica lived for five years in Japan. When not devising strategies to change the world, she devotes the rest... (more)
So here it is folks, the BrooWaha Deathmath... the genius of Bill Friday combined with my unimaginable lack of social options on St. Patty's day has bore this - another, less meaningful way to waste your time this tournament season. Eight (8) automatic bids – one for each of the top “Editions” of the Broo, awarded to the most read author in that division and twenty four (24) “at large” bids determined by the selection committee (consisting mostly of me). Selection critera was mostly the top twenty five (25) Broo writers ever - and some honorable mention folks... (more)
I learned quite a few things after surgery, and none of them had to do with making my neck better. Writing is risky, and the permanence of words can make it irreparably damaging. But in the end, I’ve found that when you’re truly torn about whether to write something or not – it’s best to write it. I always learn more than I teach. I heard from a few unexpected places after I wrote “Abandoned Ship” and I finally snapped out of it. I found a little grace at the bottom of my glass of lonely.
Two weeks after surgery, I was in a dark place. I felt as alone as I had in as long as I can remember;... (more)
Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd; I've just penned a little tribute for you. It's sure to become one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young woman who doesn't think she's seen anything good lately - Whitney, this one's for you.
(Okay, I’ve finally had a really good reason to use that quote… and I’ve been waiting a while. Hey give me five stars if you know what movie that’s [kind of, allowing for artistic license] from!)
I’ll bet this is a story that many of you can tell, but it doesn’t... (more)
I’m a huge fan of high school movies, an art form perfected during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “The Breakfast Club”, and “Say Anything”, to name a few). One might say, in fact, that the art form “peaked” during that period, and with one notable exception (namely, 1998's “Can’t Hardly Wait”) , it’s been downhill ever since. I’ve often attributed this to the fact that the information culture has diminished the central social role that one’s... (more)
13 days ago, my phone stopped ringing. I suppose that it's nothing particularly tragic, especially from an outsider's point of view, perhaps for you it would just seem out of the ordinary. You see, I have owned a cell phone since 2000, and over the past eight years, I've grown somewhat accustomed to being contacted on a semi-regular basis. I first got a cell phone when I had a crush on a girl whohad a boyfriend and could only call me in stolen moments - so if I missed her call, it's likely she wouldn't call again for quite some time, if at all. Before you go casting aspersions as to the advisability... (more)
It is with a heavy heart and great and crushing sorrow that I admit to you, dear reader, that I am, in fact, going to vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. And before you go on shouting at me that the race hasn’t even yet been decided because the primaries and caucuses are still going… let’s be real for a moment.
The reason I do watch sports and don’t watch politics is because the outcomes are not predictable in sports – there are great comebacks and amazing upsets. Not so in politics. And don’t go waxing on to me about... (more)