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It’s closing time in Birdland. Drink up.

Nothing dies on the Internet. This is both one of the medium’s greatest assets and one of its most pressing drawbacks. Permanence is a lure as well as a drag. And, ultimately, a hard thing to reconcile. It creates a sense that things must always continue. But work is projects and projects have to end. […]

New World, Same World

I used to have a lot of friends who loved moving. That meant travel for some and outright relocation for others. These were (are) folks for whom movement was a horizon to chase. For whom change itself was a comfort. I tend to be more of a “stick around and see” type, and I recall […]

Why We Watch: Is It Really “All About Winning”?

Driving home earlier tonight I caught some of Rob Long‘s fill-in work on 105.7 The Fan. It was great to hear Long landing on his feet after the unceremonious demise of Fox Sports 1370, a station (and collection of hosts) that deserved a better shake. Here’s to hearing him more often on the FM dial. […]

Man Caves, Modern Life, and Room Design Sensibility

Once upon a time in America the family used to gather around the TV and watch together. We’d all sit in the traditional family room and have family time and all was well and good. Today, that’s not so much the case anymore. With the explosion of content outlets like Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes, Viewing […]

Seat Jumping as Social Climbing at the Ol’ Ball Game

Ed. note: Please welcome a new voice to the fold, someone I’m very excited to have on board: The Baltimore Chop. He’ll be chiming in here periodically on any number of things, all of which I believe you’ll enjoy. Kindly give him the secret Loss Column handshake and head on over to his site for […]