All posts by Justin Elrod

  • Forgotters of the Forgotten

    In a letter dated December 30, 1907, Mark Twain wrote, “The holidays have this high value: that they remind Forgetters of the Forgotten, &...

  • A Self-Induced Nightmare Scenario

    Most readers would not expect to find the 1966 classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on the list of the scariest Halloween movies of...

  • A Message to Dance Dads

    When it comes to dance and cheer, the focus is usually on the dancers and the cheerleaders. And that’s as it should be. But with...

  • Never too Late For A Comeback

    In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the American League wild card race and found their way into the MLB playoffs despite falling short in...

  • If Only We Could Predict The Future

    If only we could predict the future as well as Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog. Every February 2—Groundhog Day—the world is privileged to...

  • A Game of Numbers

    Numbers matter. Nowhere is that more true than in Major League Baseball. Players, coaches, executives, and fans keep a close eye on the numbers in...

  • Nixon’s The One

    Richard Nixon lived from January 9, 1913, to April 22, 1994. He represented the State of California in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947...

  • Building A Legacy

    Unless you know someone who has been living in a cave for the past twelve months, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who...

  • Time to Move Forward

    Unless you know someone who has been living in a cave for the past twelve months, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who...

  • All In The Mix

    Cheese dip is cheese dip, right? Of course not. That may be the craziest thing I’ve ever written in this space. Cheese dip was actually...