| Feb 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:08 AM
We have no winner in last week's "What Is It?" quiz, which isn't surprising, since only one person answered.
I did get some Facebook responses, none of which were exactly correct. Here it was mostly crickets, as usual since we switched blog...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:09 PM
SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 toys.
My daughter sleeps on a bed my wife picked out of the SkyMall catalog at 30,000 feet. That's also where we found the shelves...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Let's see. Jared Odrick just read Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography. He's now reading the dark philosophy of Machiavelli, which has him calling himself, "J.O. The Merciful," and asking questions in the Dolphins locker room like, "What do morals do for...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It doesn't get any bigger than this, Orlando.
The sharks are coming!
No, not the San Jose Sharks, hockey puck breath.
Even as we speak, I can envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer getting his head bit off on national TV. (Or maybe a...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:22 PM
MIAMI GARDENS — Twenty-six-and-oh.
How does the Haterade taste after FSU's 30-26 win Saturday night?
Third double-digit deficit of the season? No problema.
We can go Spanish-style here because we're in South Florida, home of high-octane...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A recent Ipsos Reid poll found that 64 percent of Canadians support the participation of Canadian Forces jets in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq. What refreshing moral clarity. In reality, however, the use...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
We left Chicago in a van heading for a camping trip in Michigan. I didn't really know my traveling companions, and my girlfriend at the time knew just two or three who were friends of friends.
But on the road, you get to know folks pretty quickly and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Unfortunately, this past week has confirmed that winter has come early and with a vengeance. As the memories of street fests, al fresco brunches and Sunday softball games fade away, it’s time to compile the winter bucket list before you find...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:53 PM
There are 26 people on the UC Board of Regents, the august body that sits atop the University of California system. Of those, 18 are appointed to 12-year terms by a governor. One is the governor. And only one is a student. Right now that's Sadia...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The 50th anniversary of the founding of British rock band The Kinks passed without a reunion in 2013. The same milestone of the group’s debut album and huge first hit, “You Really Got Me,” is about to suffer the same fate as 2014...