Chad

I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]

Halftime

The Chiefs win the Super Bowl then Kobe then the global pandemic then a new Black Lives Matter tipping point and it goes on. I’d like one more momentum shift (come November-ish) but the first half of this year has probably taken care of me for the decade, and I know I’m not the only […]

Say Goodbye to Bean…

Don’t plan for this to be a weekly thing, but these past two causes are things I dig so… On his way out the door, Kobe is using his goodbye game as a way to raise money for a few of the foundations he attaches his name to.  For a Lakers fan and a guy […]

The Final Call

Soon to be retired Kobe Bryant said something once I liked. Paraphrasing here, ‘Before you get the ring, they’ll say you’re one of the guys who can’t win the ring.  You get one, they say you can’t get two.  And on and on, so the talk never stops.’ So just focus on the work, knowing […]

Thanks, Bean…

Now that it’s officially coming to an end, we can step back and appreciate the career of one of the best to ever lace them up.  As Adande and Durant noted, Kobe’s place will probably be best remembered as the bridge between Jordan and the current greats. Everyone will have their own ‘favorite’ moments. As […]

Across the Universe

  I made my annual trip to Griffith Observatory this weekend.  I saw a show that wasn’t playing on my last trip, and as usual I marveled at how big the Universe is, and how small we are, and how much we still don’t know. I walked outside; darkness had fallen.  I looked out over […]

Get Well Soon Bean!

  Well, we can already start looking back on this Lakers season as being one of those ‘Sedale Threatt’ type years.  Alas… Even most (definitely not all) of the people who don’t care for Kobe personally felt a little empathy at seeing a fierce competitor almost literally go down swinging. I have no doubt that […]