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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I went 9-7 last week. That was spellbinding – considering I was 1-5 before the Jets sealed the deal to ignite my win streak. Without introduction, my Week 2 Picks: STEELERS 06 — 26 RAVENS The emotional week has taken its toll on the Ravens and it will show in tonight’s performance. A loss would exacerbate the negative […]
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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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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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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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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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7:00 PM ET Pete Carroll is Marshawn Lynch’s hype man “He’s ready to go. We’re really excited about cutting him loose. … He hasn’t missed a snap or practice, hasn’t missed anything.” Look how the Seattle Seahawks establish a ground game. Without Christine Michael tonight, Robert Turbin will be deployed. Notice the numbers on top […]
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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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The Redskins are practicing against a Super Bowl contending team. Head Coach Bill Belichick won’t (and hasn’t) take it easy on the burgundy and gold these past couple of days. Redskins rookie Stephen Campbell is wearing 45, the same number second-year linebacker Gabe Miller is donning across his chest and back. Campbell made an impressive […]
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Again it is a blessing to be sitting here (in a lawn chair this time). God is good, you know the rest. I am drowning in a sea of fans donning burgundy, gold, and navy blue and we have an hour before the players set foot. It’s torrid in Richmond and the only thing on […]
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Just like last year, the Washington Redskins are going nowhere this season. The team on paper is mouth-watering, a piece of rock candy that we swallow whole with our eyes. We build our rosters in Madden like Daniel Snyder and his front office builds his football team. And yet when we try to win in […]
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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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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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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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The man I once watched destroy rainbow rolls will now be smashing home runs for the Tiffin Saints. Anthony Ragos is in Ohio living the dream, a dream that he’s chased even before I interviewed him in February. Call it relentless pursuit. Call it divine appointment. Ragos set this goal–to make an Independent Baseball League club team–and […]
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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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Sad but true: technology is taking over our dining experience one click at a time. 1. Elbows should NEVER be on the table unless you’re taking pictures of your food 2. Your FRIEND is taking pictures of his/er dish, make sure your shadow doesn’t cast over one’s plate. 3. PLEASE remove your cellular devices off the […]
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Created and produced a short movie for Zero Gravity Basketball. Interviewed students and participants for self-practice.
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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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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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The NFL needs auditing. Not the financial kind, but a careful check or review of their moral code, their so-called shield of integrity. A reality check. Bud Light, the official beer of the NFL. “Cold Hard Facts”, brought to you by Coors Light brew. The League has championed the commercialization of alcoholic beverages, loosely supporting […]
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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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Who. … in here is not emotionally damaged? You. See, blanketed by his anguish, I’m only trying to speak his language Hoping that in nine years I’m someone he can hang with, Right. Cramped between his older brother and his parents Outward appearance? Candid but deep inside his soul’s dirtier than the New York sewers, […]
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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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“Don’t fake it ’til you make it. Fake it until you become it.” TINY TWEAKS CAN LEAD TO BIG CHANGES.
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Like a shot from the doctor I’ll make this quick. But like they all say, “This may sting.” In 2012, you NFL-lovers know, the Redskins selected Robert Griffin in the first round, right after the Colts ‘napped Andrew Luck. The burgundy-and-gold’s season started like a children’s roller coaster ride, spoiling the Saints in their season […]
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Thank you, Boredom, for inspiring me to do this. A trip to New York is always a good one.
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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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Appreciation is the currency of success.
– VCU Rams, Head Coach Shaka Smart
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“I CAME IN LIKE A Wrecking HAVOC BALL!” Miley Cyrus (was that really her?) here jamming to her latest hit single Wrecking Ball with VCU’s beloved Peppas band during the game against the No. 10 ranked Billikens of St. Louis.
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Super Bowl, Super Bowl, Super Bowl. Yawn. FOR DUMFRIES NATIVE Anthony Ragos, whichever team wins the upcoming, frigid contest in New York is the last thing on his mind. Ceaseless updates, too many to count, and compelling features sizing up the Big Game are powerless in their attempts to capture the unapologetic interest of this […]
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I can honestly say that I learned more from my coworkers than my guests. Here’s why. … 1. The College Graduate When I was still in high school, I looked up to you. You were here, grinding your tail off, saving up and paying back your school loans (noble and respectable). The Liberal Arts or […]
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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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If misery loves company, he or she brought the damned carnival. Right now, a clan of clowns are dancing in their oversized shoes and goofy green wigs. It’s not a pretty sight. Because they’re not wearing anything else. The compulsive writers living inside of me are putting my fingers to work. Here’s a disclaimer before you continue. […]
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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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Proverbs 16:9, oh how this verse comforts me. Thank you, Mr. Andy Pollin – for setting a college student’s heart ablaze with one shaky phone call. “Journalism doesn’t fall on your lap, you’ve got to go out and get it.” Never did I expect to come this far, and nearly all of it I owe […]
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I’m half-naked right now (take that, your imagination) in a motel room (won’t specify where), updating my blog, because, well, Sports Center on ESPN won’t let me sleep. Poor Chris Paul. My attempt to book a motel in Philadelphia failed (SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE I PLANNED THIS SPONTANEOUS TRIP), so I’m somewhere … […]
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Happy New Year May the next 365 days be the best yet.
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RGIII is not under center. A winning result for the ‘Boys does not secure them a playoff spot. If Dallas does fall, the Philadelphia Eagles would need to beat/tie Chicago at the Linc. And if both NFC East teams lose (no shock there), then the Eagles will travel to Texas, to face America’s Team for […]
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