Tag: Tottenham Hotspur
Queen Elizabeth Was A Remarkable Woman But What Makes Blood “Royal”?
Mine is a mixed marriage. My wife’s a Brit. Though she’s not a royalist – and though she values her sleep like few people I know – she got up at 3 am (we live in LA) to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral live. She debated watching it after getting a good night’s sleep, but…
What Soccer (Football To The Rest Of The Civilized World) Can Teach Us About Life
Soccer’s a simple sport. That’s why it’s universal. Kick the ball into the other guy’s goal more than he kicks it into yours and you win. Now, throw a few off side rules into the mix, some great strategic thinking and some talent to pull it off and that simple sport becomes exactly what they…
Why Is It So Much Easier To Sell People Bullshit Than It Is To Give Them The Truth?
Magic is sparkly bullshit. It’s no more real just because it glitters a little.
Not A Revelation: Magical Thinking Is Stupid, Stupid, STUPID!
Everyone — myself included — is guilty, guilty, guilty of Magical Thinking. I may not have an imaginary friend like some or follow rules plucked from my imagination or my ass, but I have, when Tottenham Hotspur (my footie team) is down two goals late in a game, still thought it was possible for them…
Will Our Age Ultimately Be Known As ‘THE BRANDED AGE’?
Americans are not generally known for their knowledge of history (or geography). We have other strengths. But, when we DO have history (and remember it), we tend to be ‘colorful’ about it. There’s a ‘pretty famous’ (if by ‘famous’ we mean Historians call it that) time period in American History called The Gilded Age. It…