Top Ten Albums of 2019

I try to do something different every year for my album of the year list, so this year I wrote a little poem for each of my top ten albums. Let me know which albums you loved this year in the comments! Honorable Mentions The Saint of Lost Causes – Justin Townes Earle, New AgeContinue reading “Top Ten Albums of 2019”

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Texas Monthly Profile of Arturo Torres

I recently got to spend time with the artist Arturo Torres to discuss his latest best-selling book with Shea Serrano, his incredibly tough upbringing, and his pride at being a new dad. It was one of the most fun stories I’ve ever worked on. For it to be published on Texas Monthly’s website is evenContinue reading “Texas Monthly Profile of Arturo Torres”

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this mall is still open don’t ask me how no, the locks aren’t broken but it’s a demolition zone now it used to be cool to go to Valley View but all the people have gone away no more 15-year old chicas or the occasional orthodox jew those shops are empty, there’s no more soccerContinue reading “View”

Hall of Memories: My Farewell to the Ballpark in Arlington

At the end of the day, it’s just a building, but to me and many others it’s a hall of memories. We’ve seen wins and losses, eaten ridiculous food, felt our legs stick to those green seats in 1 million degree weather in July, chased foul balls, heckled opposing players, listened to Chuck Morgan’s perfectContinue reading “Hall of Memories: My Farewell to the Ballpark in Arlington”

My Documentary Now Available On Vimeo

My documentary Don’t Think You’d Understand: The Billy Ray Jeter Story is now available for free on Vimeo. You can watch the short-film which had it’s world premiere at the Texas Theatre (the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested) last month. This film is about my indoor soccer team and was intended solely for theContinue reading “My Documentary Now Available On Vimeo”

How 24 Hours Without a Phone Can Change Your Life

Let’s fall in love with our telephones off – Langhorne Slim, “Never Break” I’m not addicted to my phone. I mean, I don’t have to have it all the time. I don’t check it incessantly for no reason. I don’t have triggers throughout my day that cause me to look at it. I don’t getContinue reading “How 24 Hours Without a Phone Can Change Your Life”

Top 10 Albums of 2018

I am always looking to challenge myself when I make these lists so they don’t get stale. For this year’s list each album will get one more sentence about it than the album before. So, No. 10 gets one sentence, No. 9 gets two, etc. Like every year, I didn’t realize how much great musicContinue reading “Top 10 Albums of 2018”

Six Great Pieces of Advice in “Lessons from Legends”

My new book Lesson from Legends: 12 Hall of Fame Coaches on Life, Leadership, and Leaving a Legacy is available on Amazon right now. The book is great, not because I wrote it, but because it contains wisdom from so many great men. It obviously has some great advice for coaches and players, but IContinue reading “Six Great Pieces of Advice in “Lessons from Legends””

Lecrae Is One of The Most Influential Men In America

Bun B, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. Tim Keller, John Piper, Louie Giglio. Bubba Watson, Justin Forsett, Steph Curry. The first three: famous, critically-acclaimed rappers. Keller, Piper, and Giglio? Well-known white pastors in their 50s and 60s. Two-time Masters champion Watson, Baltimore Ravens running back Forsett, and newly-crowned NBA MVP Curry round out the group. TheContinue reading “Lecrae Is One of The Most Influential Men In America”

Yahoo! Sports’ “Mike Oz” On Getting His Big Break

By the time he hit five-years-old, Mike Osegueda loved baseball. By the time he was fourteen, he knew he wanted to be a sportswriter. By the time he was eighteen, he thought his career was over. “I walked into the school newspaper the day before classes even started and said I wanted to write forContinue reading “Yahoo! Sports’ “Mike Oz” On Getting His Big Break”