Be Royal

  No politics or anything overly serious today. As I’ve commiserated with some of my friends who can relate, this is going to be one of those weeks when it would have been nice to be home. Monday night, Chiefs at Arrowhead. Tuesday night, Royals hosting a playoff game. In the words of the great […]

On the Other Side of Peace

  As this Ramadan ends, I thought I would have a lot to say.  But maybe not as much as I first thought. Fasting has an interesting effect on the body and the mind.  I can only truly speak for myself, but I know of what it does to me and others: violent mood swings, […]


  Knowing how to where a suit (preferably custom tailored from Michael’s in Kansas City if possible).  The Aviator shades.  Yelling through the lisp.  Being a A plus ‘Hollywood jerk’ who is SO ridiculous and over the top with the trash talk he’s pretty much daring you not to laugh with him. Yeah, that’s the […]

Song of the Day – ‘Rock and Roll Part 2’

  Funny how quickly things change. The past couple years when I’ve worn my Chiefs hoodie around town, I’ve been straight clowned.  It let everyone know where I was from, and the real sports fans respected me for representing my team when we were, with no argument, one of the worst teams in the League. […]

In Defense of Chiefs Fans

I knew today would be ‘OverReaction Monday’, but I got enough texts and emails today to grind my gears.  So for the vast majority of you who only got a 10 second clip of Arrowhead cheering Cassel’s injury (and the all day talking down to we got from the national media), let me give you […]

2012 MLB All Star Week

Joe Posnaski and Kent Babb have both written worthwhile pieces about what this week means to my hometown from the sports columnist point of view; but as someone who spent his childhood going to Royals (now Kauffman) Stadium, I felt like throwing in my two cents… As best as I can remember, my grandfather only […]

Vote Yes on Proposition 18

So as of today, one of the 5 greatest quarterbacks of all time will be free to ‘attempt’ (a word that can’t be used strongly enough) to add a few more years to his first ballot Hall of Fame career.  My team, the Kansas City Chiefs, is one of the teams considered to have a […]

African-American Short Films: My Kind of Town

  So if you’re like me, you’re probably still digesting your giblets.  Got an extra day off work.  If you’re really like me, you’re avoiding anything that remotely resembles a shopping center this weekend.  So what do you do hot shot, what do you do? I’ll tell you what to do; you can catch “Lady […]

American Muslim – Volume I

In my opinion, some people have been put on this Earth to drive people apart and to pull others down into their insecurities and misery.  I, on the other hand, feel that I’ve been put on this Earth to remind others of the connections between us.  Conflicts are inevitable, but ultimately, in between our disagreements, […]