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Astros cheating: The tip of the iceberg

The average Major League Baseball player salary was just over $4 million a season last year for the 988 guys lucky enough to play in the big leagues. At that salary, I suppose we should be happy to know players […]

Astros cheating: The tip of the iceberg

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The average Major League Baseball player salary was just over $4 million a season last year for the 988 guys lucky enough to play in the big leagues. At that salary, I suppose we should be happy to know players […]

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Future thoughts: We are missing out on the 21st Century

We are now one-fifth of the way through the 21st century and the United States has, in many ways, refused to join the modern world. In its place, it

January 2020: Jim has the answers, sort of

Dear Jim, Let me wish you a happy and joyful New Year. What are your resolutions for this year? A Curious Fan Dear Curious, Normally, I am not one to wait for a new

Buyer beware: Free advice about excess for the new year

In the name of transparency, let me begin by admitting I originally set out to write a piece that slammed an artist I have never heard sing for the

Students ain’t no cows

The most valuable thing I learned about teaching writing came from being a social work student. Providing therapy is like teaching writing.  People achieve only if they want to.

Peloton: Lighten up and tune out

I have to admit I finally broke down and did it. Now that I have, I can’t believe the mess. The fallout is beyond anything I could have imagined

December Letters: Holidays and impeachment like apple pie and ice cream

Dear Jim, What do you think of families that choose to go out to dinner or order a pre made one from a local supermarket? It doesn’t seem very American to

Death penalty horror: Stark disparities in media and activist attention

On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: “What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all

Dear Jim: Letters from the underbelly of society

Lots of fan mail this month. Dear Jim, It seems like more and more states want to do away with daylight savings. It doesn’t seem to make sense to me for

Rambling thoughts from the middle of the night

Yet another middle of the night spent wide awake with my mind filled with random thoughts. Here are just a few. Impeachment Polls: Even FOX News shows polling numbers that do

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