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Vanderbilt Football Anchors Down in The Swamp

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Smiles from ear to ear. Fist-pumping. Chanting “Anchor Down”, “Brand New Vanderbilt”, and love for Coach James Franklin. Mockingly doing the Gator Chomp. But at this point in this season, I can’t help but wonder if this is just the status quo of Vanderbilt football from here on out. The past is firmly behind us. The sky is the limit. As our old friend Kevin Garnett said, “Anything is possible!”

Bright Spots: Being Truly Brave

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My wife, Palmer, sent me this video a few days ago. She warned me to prepare for tears. So I don’t know why I decided to wait to watch it until I was sitting in a full law library. Regardless, I think you’ll enjoy this video that has gone viral, made by the patients and staff at University of Minnesota’s Children’s Hospital. As I was watching it, I couldn’t help but think back to this quote from Gandalf in last …

Jon Stewart Takes On the ObamaCare Launch

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When he’s good, he’s good. Jon Stewart has made two things clear during his long and hilarious run as host of The Daily Show: (1) He leans left and is more sympathetic to liberal causes and the Democratic Party. (2) He takes no prisoners and will call a spade a spade, hilariously attacking incompetence from politicians and policies across the political spectrum and from both parties. Combined together, this means he often reserves some of his most scathing critiques for failures …

Fantasy Worldviews – From Middle Earth to Westeros (Fare Forward Excerpt)

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Author’s Note: This post is excerpts of an essay I wrote for Fare Forward. I highly recommend you visit that site, like the publication on Facebook, and even become a subscriber.  It’s a collection of people much smarter and much better at writing than me, discussing all topics you could imagine through a deeply intellectual Christian worldview.  I’m humbled to have written for them previously and for them to have been kind enough to invite me back to write again. They’re …

Top 20 Things Learned from New York Magazine’s Interview w/ Justice Scalia

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In an era of social media and 24-hour news cycles, people disagree often. Whether it’s Miley Cyrus, the government shutdown, award shows, or football games, people disagree vehemently always and often. In this era, there is arguably no one who invokes more ardent loyalty or utter disgust than Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Some view him as the lone voice of reason in the wilderness standing for what is right in America, while others think he hates …

Eat Delicious Chili, Help a Great Memphis Organization!

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Local businesses, families, and restaurants all joining together to offer up various chili recipes in a competition. The classic fall chili-cook-off. And this weekend in Memphis, you have the opportunity to go to one of the best chili-cook-offs you could go to for one of the best causes you could help.

How We Met the Mother

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Hey kids. Take a seat and let me tell you a story. It was the fall of 2005. I had just graduated from high school that past spring. Friends had been off the air for over a year. My generation had watched the last few seasons of Friends, and in the last few years of high school, we’d fallen in love with that crew and their more cynical (and funnier) NBC Thursday night pals on Seinfeld in syndication on TBS. And while Friends and Seinfeld continued …