Monthly Archives: September 2012

Unsolicited Advice for Jersey Mike

I have a friend beginning Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in a couple of weeks. Call him Jersey Mike. He’s in his late 20s, leaving a steady career, decent pay and great friends to immerse himself in an unsteady job, … Continue reading

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9/11

Our trip to New York City culminated with a visit to Ground Zero on the second day of a four-day trip. Not much else seemed that important to me afterward. We weaved through a maze of fenced-in walkways lined with … Continue reading

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Chairman Eats The Big Apple

Biggie, biggie biggie, can’t you see… When I crave cantelope at 4 a.m…. Brooklyn Bridge, looking for the Geico lizard… Looking for Chuck D and Flavor Flav… Little Italy…

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Chairman’s New York Schizophrenia

The wife and I are heading up to New York City for the USC-Syracuse game this weekend. It’s the first break we’ve had together in a while, and we’re in an Empire State of Mind. The Orangemen gave up 42 … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Austin Tice

I remember the day I met Austin Tice, the freelance journalist being held captive by regime authorities in Syria. It was summer 2007, a few months before my battalion’s trip to the Iraq sandbox. He was initially earmarked to be a … Continue reading

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Chairman and the Torture Chamber

While running the other day, I pulled my groin. I didn’t pull my groin out (after all, there wasn’t a sorority in sight). I pulled my groin muscle while running across Key Bridge. I had a great view of the Potomac … Continue reading

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Douche in Seersucker Suit

I’d like to thank my friends who submitted photos of The Chairman as their entries for the Great Douchebag Contest. You may commence choking yourselves now. Meanwhile, the above photo comes courtesy of Steve Quirk, taken while we were having … Continue reading

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