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The NBA Play In tournament was very good last night. You had Spurs vs grizzles with Spurs trying to make furious comeback and then you had Lakers vs Warriors. That game was what Adam Silver envisioned when promoting this. Two teams with plenty of star power playing a tight defensive game to the end. Lebron James hitting the ‘I can’t see’ 3 will just be another chapter in the Curry-James rivalry.

There’s just one problem though; this caliber game is likely not happening in the future. You’re not going to luck into this particular matchup again and the games will…


We are in the midst of a rebirth. The rebirth of our collective American psyche. Today, Joe Biden and the CDC announced that masks were no longer necessary outdoors and at most indoor functions for the fully vaccinated. While this is met with cynicism by some and defiance by others (i.e. we’ve *been* doing this) for me it symbolizes change. It symbolizes beginning to remove the horror that this pandemic has inflicted on our minds, bodies, and souls. We can’t bring back the people this disease has taken away, but we can live in a way to honor their memories…


Figured while I’m riding to the gym this is as good a time as any to stretch writing muscles as well as pass the time. I’ll try to make this a daily occurance.

A couple of weeks ago, Derek Chauvin was justifiably convicted of murder/manslaughter. It is an indictment on our system that the American public was waiting with baited breath. It’s unlikely in the future this country will do better and, in fact, will give more money to police. But, it is good to see someone held accountable. …


As a forewarning, this is going to sound like a stream of consciousness more than a cohesive article at some points, but bear with me.

We are all very complicated individuals. We have our likes and dislikes. We have our hatred and our adoration. We have our joy and despair. Throughout life, we learn to balance all of those each and every day. Too much joy, and you can’t see danger around you. Too much despair, and you can’t appreciate life around you. What unites us all besides our blood, sweat, tears, and bone is a desire to be loved…


A little over four years ago, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Living in New York City, I remember the weather the day after the election almost perfectly. It was cloudy, cold, and morose. There was a chilly gloom and terror in the air. Even at work, people asked me in shock how Trump could be elected and I didn’t know. I told them that he would serve as an unmasker; his lack of political acumen would unmask the horrors of the country for the world to see. It would also further clarify the horrors…


When you look at the New York Jets, you see a dysfunctional team. There seems to be almost a miasma of dark energy around the organization recently. Every decision they make seems to be made with some vague goal of competing in mind. This goal never comes to pass. The owner and general manager have insulated themselves from criticism. Despite the recent amount of fan protests, I think most fans will come back whenever the team starts winning. It’s the nature of sports and especially the nature of a team who’s highs are simply baseline for some of the NFL’s…


It’s been a decent amount of time since I wrote, so here I am. Saturday I finally got the opportunity to finish Paper Mario. Without any further ado, let me dive in.

It would be remiss of me to not give an overall synopsis of the story. Paper Mario: The Origami King starts off with Mario and Luigi driving to Toad Town for an Origami Festival. Upon arrival, they find it’s strangely empty. They drive up to the castle and notice that’s also strangely empty (while being locked in). When they get to the main hall, they see an origami…


Right now in my life, I’m anticipating a fair amount of transition. I won’t go into detail on this blog, but if you know me you know what’s going on. I won’t lie and say that there isn’t a little bit of fear. Sometimes you wonder if everything you worked for is going to be ripped from you, whether your hobbies will disappear, or your life alters forever. Sometimes I think my ventures and ambitions will all just fall away as I struggle day by day.

Other days, though…Other days, I think the fear is poorly disguised anticipation of something…


I honestly had meager expectations for the season this year. Easy excuses of current pandemic plus lack of training and practices would lead to 7–9. I fully expect Gase to be back barring a humongous collapse. However, after what I saw this past Sunday the collapse might actually happen.

Offense is a hot topic, but I’ll start with defense. Honestly, the issue with the defense wasn’t so much yards given up and points, it was the inopportune penalties. Josh Allen isn’t a good quarterback at all. A better QB would have erased the Jets from existence throughout the game. But…


Recently, I was suspended for around 12 hours for calling Jason Whitlock a c**n (I don’t need filters suspending me here too). It had me beyond irate because the article he wrote was perhaps one of the more evil things I’ve read (you can search it for yourself, I’m not giving it any more attention). But, as I created a burner account and stewed, I thought about something.

I think to myself how treason in any society has one of the most severe punishments imaginable. Oftentimes, if you‘re charged with treason, your sentence will be death. I think in the…

JJ 🦾

A man who preaches truth and love.

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