Loving the South in 2017

First off, I apologize for my long tardiness in writing on the blog. The last few months have been a bit hectic with a variety of writing and research projects, but I’ll be doing regular updates on this blog for the foreseeable future. Recent events have inspired me to write the following post. Being a […]

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Modern Heroes of the Colored Race

I was reminded this afternoon that today is an important milestone in African American history—and my own life. On August 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford became the first African American to go into space. An aerospace engineer who also flew combat missions over Vietnam, Bluford’s trip into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger was a […]

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On Sisko As The Best Captain; Or, What We’re Arguing About When We Argue About Star Trek Captains

When I first planned this post, I was hellbent on proving, once and for all, that Benjamin Lafayette Sisko is the greatest of all the captains seen on screen in the Star Trek universe. Out of all the captains, I cannot think of one who was given so little to work with from Starfleet and […]

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ATL Sports and the Memory Hole

Listening to one of my favorite podcasts, “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” I was disappointed in Simmons and his guest (and ATL native) Rembert Browne’s inability to come up with a coherent list of greatest sports moments in Atlanta sports history. Perhaps this is to be expected. Simmons himself is a sports nut when it comes […]

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Being a sports fan from the state of Georgia means, inevitably, experiencing the kind of searing sports-induced pain supposedly reserved for only the most embittered of fans. The collective histories of the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and the college teams in the state are tales of underachievement, disastrous nationally televised losses, and the media chorus of […]