>My first week of work has come and gone at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. Yes, that’s the official name of the office and it’s quite a mouthful, but I’ve been finding ways to abbreviate. I suppose I’m now a working man, as I sit watching Sunday football… Read More >Working Man
>No epic comeback, no World Series. When Game 6 began, it seemed like the Phillies would coast for an easy win. Oswalt looked like he had all his pitches firing on all cylinders and the Phillies put up two runs in the first inning. But 11 stranded base-runners later, the Giants had found a way… Read More >No
>When you’re down in a series 3-1, the hardest game to win is the one that gets you within one win of evening the series. Tonight, the Phillies gutted out a hard fought victory over the Giants to send the series back to Philadelphia at 3-2. On Saturday, Oswalt will have to be solid, however,… Read More >Epic Comeback?
>You’ve got the MLB playoffs, the NFL in full-swing, and the beginning of the NBA and NHL seasons all at the same time—this is just the best time of the year for professional sports. Last night, sitting in our local bar, Krupa’s Tavern, surrounded by Philly fans, I found my swivel chair to be especially… Read More >October is the Best Month in Sports
>After Stanley Kubrick directed Dr. Strangelove in 1964, which Rogert Ebert called the best satirical film ever made, he went on to direct what I consider to be four of the greatest films of all time — 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), and Full Metal Jacket (1987). All… Read More >A Clockwork Orange: Burgess’ Novel vs. Kubrick’s Film