The Washington Redtails

The Washington Redtails. Clever. Hits a lot of notes (military, black history) most everyone could get behind. Even keeps “red” in the mix for easy brand reckoning. Years ago I had a Native Studies prof who was an OG in the “pro sport teams should...

Anthony Bourdain: Simplicity + Perfection

It was a rainy Saturday in June. I spent it with my kid and an Anthony Bourdain retrospective on in the background. Bourdain’s life was well-travelled and well-lived and, sadly, way too short. I miss him. I drew inspiration watching him grow. He seemed to become...

I don’t like owing anyone

Very busy spring morning. I’m speeding through email when my eye catches the little calendar icon at the bottom corner of the screen. Today’s date: the 19th. As in JUNE 19. I stop mid-scroll. For one fleeting moment I think something’s wrong. I screwed up a setting,...

The Seinfeld Method

Simple. Foolproof. Effective. The best health advice is usually the simplest. Wash your hands. Get 7-9 hours sleep. Eat plenty of protein. Drink a lot of water. Avoid eating shit.* * (Okay, but we’re talking best advice, not the most nuanced or eloquent)....