Football fans, get ready – the game we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. In the Squeaky Bum Time podcast with host Laurent Courtines, the biggest game of the year was discussed – Manchester City versus Liverpool at the Etihad. Courtines describes it as the “scariest game” of the year, and it’s easy to […]
Category: daily writing
In a recent episode of the Squeaky Bum Time podcast, the hosts delve into the intricacies of the Champions League draw, discussing the matchups and potential outcomes for big teams like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. They also explore the cultural differences in football across countries, using Germany and Italy as examples, […]
In the world of football, there is always something interesting happening. This week’s episode of Squeaky Bum Time focused on the relegation battle of the Premier League, reviews of some of the recent games and a look at the Champions League fixtures. The episode started with a discussion about the relegation battle plaguing the Premier […]
Does this work?
* Once upon a time, in a small neighborhood of New York City, there was a football team called East Harlem FC. They were a strong team, but they were facing a difficult season. The team had been dealt a heavy blow when they were hit with a 15 point deduction for a violation they […]
Back on the market
So I was unemployed most of the summer. Happens. I did the work and pushed myself to get a new job and thought I was in good shape with an offer from an interactive educational software company that was part of a university. I took on a 6-month contract and felt excited about the opportunity. […]
Algorithms making me nuts!
I like music and yes I am of a certain age so there is a certain music I am a fan of. I use Spotify regularly sure. But for the love of the algorithm can you not give me the same 20 bands? Am a that predictable? Do I like the same things over and […]
The other day the job hunt felt endless. That I would never get a job again. Then, one good day later and some good results and bingo, everything kicks off. Its so funny how confidence and feeling going into those 20 minutes you have to answer one of those “Tell me about a time…” and […]
Being Unemployed is hard
San Diego has been great for sun and fun and family. It has not been great for my career. You don’t realize until you leave your hometown how much of a personal network gets left behind. The bar, the corner store the little things that connect person to place and help make connections. That doesn’t […]
Writing instead of scrolling
So I was scrolling on Twitter watching Voltron with my daughter… (Good update to the 1980’s show) and thought? What the hell am I doing? Why scroll when you can create. Why look for things to entertain when you can create or at least get your thoughts down. Passivity is easy, activity is hard. I’m […]
There is an idea that Manchester United fortunes are connected to Englands football soul as a whole. As an international (American) football fan, I don’t want to connect the clubs to national interests. If there were “good” owners who were non-British it would be fine. I think at this point, the Premier League has outgrown […]
I used to write alot…
I find it really hard now. Just more content to consume social media than consume. The funny thing is, social media doesnt inspire ideas. I used to read books quite a bit and passage in a book could easily inspire a thought or idea. Little tweets or Facebook posts? Not so much? I wonder why […]
My friend Tommy suggested that I write about the Juan Soto contract situation in baseball. Soto is a 23-year-old player who is already one of the best players in baseball. He was offered a 15-year, 440 million dollar contract. Huge! A must-take. Well, he didn’t take it. And so ensues the disgruntled star dance that happens in all […]
Back at it.
Yes, I realize the last post from March said the same thing, but sometimes you just have to start. 2022 has been a very difficult year for the family. In January we lost a brother-in-law and brother at 49 years old and in April lost a dad and father-in-law. My wife has been incredible through […]
It needs to begin again
I do this periodically – write. It’s been great when I do it. I find amazing things that I’ve written years later. Sometimes they are good. Sometimes they not. But it has to begin with beginning. Let’s start again. Writing a post a day…
Expansion and inclusion is power
Humans naturally create ‘us’ verses ‘them’ by default. We will protect, help, understand and sympathize with our ‘us’. But the ‘them’? They are barely human and we don’t even consider them. We’re even worse if they look different or speak a different language. We’re wired for our own groups. The most powerful empires in history […]
Greece to Rome to Mongols to Charlemagne to European Empires to United States to ??? World history and culture is a study in unifying and breaking apart. Unifying again then breaking apart. Rome unified and spread Latin then broke apart. Roman Catholic Church unified and broke apart into Protestantism. It’s part of human history to […]
Grateful to my friends
Asking for help is magic.
Having a hard time
I’m unemployed – been so for 2.5 months. I’m scared and recently had a job that I was promised for months be pulled out from under me. Whether it was nefarious or just a miscalculation, it’s hurt and really flung me for a loop. Trust and confidence are very fragile things. In this instance, both […]