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Leaning back into basketball

I’ve relaunched a basketball scouting website! A couple years ago I closed the doors on my old website HoopsThink and archived the content on my personal blog here. I had stepped away from active involvement with college and NBA teams and needed a break. But I didn’t stay all the way away. I began teaching Digital Video Editing with Synergy Sports class for Sports Management Worldwide...

Difficult emotions and contradiction

What’s true on a Monday morning in the middle of the longest December of our lives? There’s a lot of stuff that’s hard right now. I’ve thought a lot lately about the contradiction in difficult emotions and in struggle. They convince us that we’re alone. But they’re one of the few things we share with everyone else. Everyone struggles with difficult emotions...

When I discovered I could write

I remember when I discovered I could write. Really write. In college at Villanova, I didn’t bring much enthusiasm to my coursework. Basketball? Yes. Classes? Not so much, especially any not related to my computer science major. My freshman year humanities class, taught by a middle aged priest with penchants for smoking cigarettes and chasing away squirrels, covered several standard classics. I...

Why the World Needs More Male Nurses (And Why They’re Undervalued)

I’ve never published a guest post on here before, despite receiving many pitches, because I view this site as a personal platform. For the first time someone came to me with something I would have wanted to say, at an important time, having already done the research. Thanks to Julia Merrill for this one. She’ll take it from here. When most people picture nurses, they probably think of...

Why I support Leslie Vaaler for Yachats Mayor

I write this letter to encourage the Yachats community to vote for Leslie Vaaler for mayor. Leslie brings a tremendous amount of integrity to everything she does. She is diligent in her work and preparation, always open to new ideas, and someone with a genuine desire for clear communication between the local government and the community. When I served on City Council with her, I valued deeply how...

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