Rock & Roll Heaven: Chris Cornell

  After a nearly seven year break, this piece marks the return of my "Rock & Roll Heaven" series, which began nine years ago. It was originally intended to be a week-long mini-series of articles. That first week included pieces on Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, and Jim Morrison. However, I also offered that … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Chris Cornell

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Chase is Ellen’s Christmas gift

From the very first start of his career on April 24th, 2003 when Chase Utley crushed a grand slam off the Rockies Aaron Cook in one of the 43 games he got to play at Veteran’s Stadium, the Phillies 2nd baseman has been beloved by fans of the team.Following the 2008 World Series victory parade, his “World … Continue reading Chase is Ellen’s Christmas gift

TV Watch: "Shameless"

The problem with cable television series is that they tend to show a lot of sex, especially among non-married individuals, drug and alcohol abuse, crime commission, and the entire array of man's worst and basest actions. "Shameless" has all of that. The greatness of cable television series is that they don't hide from any of those … Continue reading TV Watch: "Shameless"