Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“( I) decided to enjoy the Olympics, rewrite my story and write a pretty epic one as a team.” –John Shuster


T he phrase “nothing to lose” comes to mind. It looked like the same old story for John Shuster and the U.S. men’s curling team at the Winter Olympics. A fter a downer of a day during which they lost back-to-back games to Norway and Japan at Gangneung Curling Center, Team Shuster looked destined to disappoint again. With a record […]

Out of the Blue

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”


Eight years ago, I poked mild fun at our neighbors to the north after Canada slipped past the U.S. in overtime in the gold medal game in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. They haven’t allowed me into their country since. I’m kidding, sort of. I haven’t tried to visit Canada in years, though she’s a beautiful place. Now they […]

Out of the Blue

“The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.”


 Another Valentine’s Day approaches, and as I sit down to write my usual revisionist history of the Hallmark holiday, it occurs to me that Cupid is a lousy shot. But what know I of the scoundrel, who is invariably depicted in today’s culture as … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Out of the Blue



 I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes. Though there are times I wish Alfred, Lord Tennyson had not written those latte… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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