The Marvelous Mr. Minshew

A walk-on quarterback who was rejected and ignored by all, and who turned down Saban and Alabama to become a gunslinger on the Palouse, sealed his fate with a storybook ending in the Alamo Bowl.


Momofuku Noodle Bar – The Original

Last winter I ventured to Ivan Ramen, and it didn't disappoint.  With temperatures in New York City dropping again below 50 degrees on a consistent basis, ramen recently called back.  I had not patronized a David Chang establishment in some time, so I decided to revisit one of my all time favorites: Momofuku Noodle Bar. …

Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…