Scenes from my bulletin board: Being Perfect

From our start, we struggle with the idea of being perfect. We are taught that "practice makes perfect," but that "nobody's perfect." Philosophers tell us, wisely -- they're not philosophers for nothing -- that "perfect is the enemy of the good." Yet the pursuit of perfection is widely expected. It's considered noble. Nobody aims to… Continue reading Scenes from my bulletin board: Being Perfect

Scenes From My Bulletin Board

One of the last NFL assignments I handled for The Cincinnati Post, back in the day when there was a Cincinnati Post, was what was supposed to be the final game in Cleveland of the city's beloved Browns. It was Dec. 17, 1995, in my final year covering the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals, led by a nice… Continue reading Scenes From My Bulletin Board

Scenes from my bulletin board

I have covered one auto racing event in my career. I expect that will be the only one I ever will. And that would be just fine with me. I have never, ever, felt so in-over-my-head on an assignment as I did on Race Day at the Daytona 500 in 2001. I spent most of that week… Continue reading Scenes from my bulletin board

Scenes from my bulletin board

Covering the president, let me tell you, is not all white tie state dinners and press briefings in the West Wing. No, there's some grueling stuff to deal with being on the White House beat. Let me tell you. President Bill Clinton came to the Queen City -- that's Cincinnati -- in March of 1996.… Continue reading Scenes from my bulletin board

Scenes from my bulletin board

A few years ago, getting my home office together, I dove into a closet filled with 20-some years of sportswriting junk -- notebooks, bobbleheads, press passes, various pieces of useless or mostly useless swag, DVDs, media guides, baseballs, hats ... junk, I'm telling you -- and finally picked out a few things to hang my wall. It's kind… Continue reading Scenes from my bulletin board

Scenes from my bulletin board

In 1984 or '85, I was in Hong Kong. It was a British colony then. I went while I was living in Guam. I was only in Hong Kong for a few days, a little side junket on a longer trip to Japan. (Hey, when you're in that area of the world, you get in what you… Continue reading Scenes from my bulletin board