Definition, Please

There’ve been a lot of international headlines the past couple of days about the British Home Secretary’s having put forward a bill to punish Britons expressing racism online toward soccer players by depriving offenders of the right to attend matches in person for up to ten years. For example: British minister tightens grip: Online hatred…

Sneakers Attack

Enes Canter currently plays center for the Boston Celtics basketball team. He’s also a Turkish Muslim. He says he learned English by watching SpongeBob SquarePants and Jersey Shore. He has dated a Rockefeller. He’s been outspoken against Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, at some personal cost. (His own account of having to flee Indonesia while his team…

On the Importance of Managed Expectations

We had guests over for lunch Saturday afternoon. Unlike many Danish households, we hadn’t planned our day around the evening’s European Cup match between Denmark and Finland, but we weren’t deliberately avoiding it, either. By the time 18:00 rolled around, our little gathering was winding down so we turned on the game. We didn’t watch…

World Champions

I had some other stuff queued up to write about today, but all of that has to be set aside. As everyone in Denmark and very few people in America know, the Danish national handball team defeated Sweden 26-24 last night in Cairo to win the world championship. (The US team qualified for the tournament…

Evangeliet ifølge Dooley

I’m old enough to remember when quarterback Tim Tebow took a lot of crap for kneeling during NFL football games.  Not during the national anthem, but whenever.  He was mocked for being just a little too religious on the field for people’s liking.   It may or may not have had something to do with his…