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Tony Romo retires

Former Dallas QB heads to broadcast booth

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:15

The Sports Edge Leaving on his terms

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:46

Respect to a retiring rival

2013 season will be Rivera's last

As Red Sox fans, many of us carry with us an antipathy toward the New York Yankees. The until-recently wildly one-sided Boston/New York rivalry has inspired some of the strongest, most passionate feelings in all of sports fandom. And there are plenty of players on each team that incur the wrath of fans on an individual basis.

But there are also players on either side that transcend the more base aspects of the rivalry. These are the players whose excellence both in talent and attitude earn the respect of the opposing fan base. All-time greatness is difficult to hate.

Published in Sports

HOPE - Two ladies who just moved to the town of Hope are turning quite a few heads. These circus performers, known as Rosie and Opal, have traded in their showbiz life in exchange for a quiet retirement in Knox county with another former circus worker, Dr. Jim Laurita.

"I've known Rosie and Opal for 37 years," said Laurita.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:56

The best of both worlds

Men, women and money. Though for years a neglected topic of research, the differences between the genders in perception, shopping habits and nuanced capabilities is now a hot topic in the field of behavioral economics.

The most recent research that I've read was a survey by the Bank of Montreal. The study began with a simple query: Which gender would win in a battle of investing returns? Remembering that these findings are generalities, let's find out more about style differences between the genders.

Published in Money
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:53

My empire of dirt

One man's decision to walk away from gaming

Some time ago, I contacted a friend of mine through the time-honored method of cellular text, inquiring if he'd like to partake in a match of 'Sins of a Solar Empire.' I was a little perplexed and intrigued when he responded with a very serious request for me to do something incredibly important for him, something that could very well define our friendship. With far more than a bit of curiosity, I agreed to hear him out, and he sent me one of the longest novels of text that I've ever received in this digital age.

My friend was incredibly upset with himself. He felt that he was wasting his life away whenever he played video games, that his need for entertainment was transcending his desire and ability to be creative. Whenever he immersed himself in a game for long periods of time, he would come out of the fog depressed and angry with himself for wasting so much time on something that wouldn't last. There was no way he could balance gaming with the rest of his life, and he felt that if he continued, he would wreck any possibility of being a productive member of society. In a move to distance himself from this kind of behavior, he asked me to keep him accountable and keep him away from video games.

Published in Tekk
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:23

Annuities and you

Here I sit, behind my computer writing a perspective on finance that I think is worth knowing. I can't see you and I don't know your individual needs or financial situation. Nor do the other financial columnists whose work you may also read. So how can anyone write a column that describes the exact needs and perfect recommendations for you? We couldn't possibly.

So when you read one expert's opinion or that one's opinion on a particular instrument or financial strategy, understand that many other experts, equally capable, may strongly disagree with the columnist.

Published in Money
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:05

Requiem for a knuckleballer

Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield calls it a career
It was a sad day in Boston last week. An era came to an end when knuckleballer Tim Wakefield - the longest-tenured member of the Red Sox - announced his retirement.

We all knew (or at least suspected) that this was coming. The 45-year-old Wakefield's effectiveness has been gradually dwindling over the past few years, and guys simply don't pitch deep into their fifth decade. But there he was, tossing up that beguiling, twisting knuckleball and infuriating all manner of major league hitters.

I'm going to miss him.

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