You’re far too kind 15

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 The Gratitude Spree continues… You certainly are not neglected. You certainly should have made this list a year ago. But timing is everything, and there’s a reason you are on here now, as […]

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You’re far too kind 14

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 The Gratitude Spree continues… We met two summers ago, at Coach Smart’s basketball camps in Richmond, Va. I did not, I repeat, did NOT think that we would be this close. Distance is […]

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You’re far too kind 13

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 I have gone AWOL … and I apologize for that. Over the past few weeks, no, months, God has stuffed my already-jam packed basket with more gratitude. So without further ado. … […]

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You’re far too kind 12

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 Who knows exactly when we met, as long as our first encounter budded into a friendship burgeoning with laughter and watered by tears. For those moments that we shared I am humbly grateful. […]

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You’re far too kind 11

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 It’s hard to type right now. My partially-torn heart received a good jerk tonight. The VCU Rams dropped their third game in less than a two-week span — this evening falling to […]

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You’re far too kind 10

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 The first time was the worst time. From that point on you improved as a poet, as a friend, as a listener. When was it — the fall semester of 2012 — […]

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You’re far too kind IIIIIIIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 I guess? Appreciating an ex is a daunting task, especially if you two broke up on harsh terms. Literally? Yet you spoiled me with love, rotted me with confidence and — ah yes eureka […]

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You’re far too kind IIIIIIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 This incident occurred recently and as fortuitous as this may seem for some of you, I kid you not – everything I type in this empty box happened. I paid my friend […]

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You’re far too kind IIIIIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 God’s message is crystal clear. While driving on Interstate 95 South towards Richmond, I merged into the far left lane and pulled up behind this license plate:   PHIL 4-6. Yes, another […]

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You’re far too kind IIIIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 So uh, there’s no other way to word this. When I think of how much you’ve helped, I bawl my eyes out.  Your companionship means a lot to me. — We met at […]

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You’re far too kind IIIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 You can never have a surfeit of love. Love is (supposed to be) unconditional, an act of forgiveness without justification and an expression more meaningful than mere words. One of the most perplexing […]

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You’re far too kind IIII

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 Summer 2005 We met at a church retreat. You towered over us, puberty-challenged, basketball-loving teens with your six-foot-two frame, and that guaranteed you friends. (That and your personality, of course.)   Correct […]

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You’re far too kind III

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 Summer 2011 Brashness, in moderation, is a wonderful gift. When applied at the right time, lives change. Your abrasive tone, condescending voice, full of pep, worked wonders one humid day in Harrisonburg, Va. […]

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You’re far too kind II

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 Gratitude is a bottomless pit. Not everyone dives in. I did. I currently work with the 16th-ranked VCU Men’s Basketball team under Head Coach Shaka Smart in Richmond, Va. Many of you […]

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You’re far too kind

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 This simple, yet at times incomprehensible, Bible verse is the sole purpose for why I am writing my You’re Far Too Kind series. Every night, around this hour, I will express my gratitude for […]

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Life of Unluckiest Fantasy Football Owner — Season 2, Episode 1: The Nightmare Continues

Good afternoon all, Welcome to the Life of the Unluckiest Fantasy Football Owner series. I am your humble, tearful host, Daniel P. Here we will rejoice, cry, exchange advice and (hopefully) win together. I promised myself that I would draft wisely and cut down on the mistakes I made managing my team last fall. If I […]

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#GBvsSEA THIRD QUARTER THOUGHTS

Marshawn Lynch is still crushing it. Robert Turbin sighted. Maxwell may have conned Jordy Nelson the whole time. Nelson dropped a perfect pass and Maxwell is there at the right time and in position to intercept Rodgers’ pass. Seahawks misdirection plays aren’t going to work this half (I think). Clay Matthews doesn’t bite. Randall Cobb […]

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#GBvsSEA SECOND QUARTER THOUGHTS

Seahawks score with ease; Russell Wilson finds fourth receiver Ricardo Lockette for a touchdown. Eddie Lacy started hot but now is getting pummeled. Huge pass interference committed by Bobby Wagner. Rodgers finds Randall Cobb streaking down the right hash on a broken play. First and goal but the Packers only tie the game up 10-10. […]

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#GBvsSEA FIRST QUARTER THOUGHTS

Richard Rodgers already forgets his assignment on second play of the game. Caught him asking Eddie Lacy where to go before Aaron Rodgers gets the snap off. Thoughts on Earl Thomas returning his first punt? Reckless. Percy Harvin is just as much as an offensive threat on third down as he is on first. Tip […]

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NFL Week 1 Predictions

NO @ATL SUN 1:00 The cup is tilting for the team on the left more than it is for the hosts. Drew Brees will be playing in his 14th NFL season. He wants to win another ring, like Manning does, and this could be the year that the Saints could make noise. Atlanta, on the […]

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Redskins Training Camp Live

Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virginia 8:04 AM ET There’s a calm breeze fighting to cool off the thousands of Patriots and Redskins fans gathered here on this muggy Monday morning. Anticipations are supreme as excited fans stare at the practice field for the legendary Tom Brady and Washington’s third-year face of the franchise, […]

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#REDSKINSTRAININGCAMP

The Washington Redskins gathered for the second time on Sunday for their 4 o’clock walkthroughs. Spectators oh’ed and ah’ed with each snagged, and dropped, pass. The Redskins are getting better by the day! How they’ll fare this season is completely up to them. Here are some pictures I took for Redskins fans, enjoy!

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Where is my journal

You might never read this post. That’s fine. You asked if I logged journal entries daily. I don’t. I used to. I write every four days, give or take, something’s bound to happen every Thursday or by Monday. I asked a friend if her current boyfriend beat around the bush before confessing his true feelings […]

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Poetry Portray

It never matters to me what you have on, you can bet that I love all of your outfits whether you’re in the tank top, sweat pants Or a button-down, heels with the matching Mets hat, You’re a Lost Angel, heaven sent you to Cali, ready, set, laugh (if you want), by any chance did […]

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Change isn’t bad

With my back against the ropes, my adversary delivers his blows and lands a few solid jabs to my lower stomach and chest.  I look down and there it is, a pair of shears with blades sharp enough to slice the rope and escape. I take my gloves off, grab them and cut my limitations, […]

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Chai 3.

I keep my composure after she attempts to hold my hand. I tuck my fingers in my pocket and let out an awkward laugh. “Sorry, I don’t hold hand with strangers, but how’s life?” I shoot the elephant down. She picks up her pace and walks towards a black pickup truck. She cups her hands around […]

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Chai 2.

I arrive at the Kona International Airport. Jason Smedley is waiting in his van for me and two beautiful Norwegian sisters, Camila and Michaela. Smedley chauffeurs us to the campus. My roommates are from Texas, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada. Great group of guys. After two weeks of classes, a few of my classmates plan […]

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Chai.

I stay up and wonder how she is doing, if she’s alright. No, I do not practice this often but when I do, I try to recount the events that occurred and analyse them. Until I shudder. That is when God tells me to go to sleep, to give my wonderment a rest. God works […]

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Spiders vs. Rams: Showdown at #BarclaysCenter

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University will unleash their grisly style, HAVOC, inside the Barclays Center at 6:30 p.m. ET. There is not really much to see here, read on if you must. ———————————————————————– I interned as the basketball team’s videographer for roughly two years. I befriended the graduate assistants, the coaches, […]

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Dear Poker Player,

Ermmmm, stuck?? Sorry for all the times I sucked out on you. Really, from the depths of my fat-absorbing heart. Now you owe me an apology, an enormous one at that. Bigger than Obama winning the presidential election. Greater than the waves surfed by champions. A Sorry so loud it could wake up a small […]

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Scumbag Dan

This entry won’t be about football. Surprised? Me too. That’s all for disclaimers. I’m not exactly sure where to start. I’m freewriting, trying to net my butterfly thoughts on paper before they drift away again. I’ll begin by stating a simple, dark, fact about myself. I am a scumbag. That was easy. It’s a bit […]

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