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One thing I'll say for football:  they sure know how to give their coaches goofy names.  The Funny Names Foundation releases its list of all-time great coaches and managers:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/05/02/put-me-in-coach-hooterlips/
The Funny Names Foundation has often faced accusations of excessive focus on each year’s new crop of professional athletes, while ignoring the rich historical vein of people in sports-related…
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I wrote 1,200 words on "American Crime Story:  The People vs. O.J. Simpson", a show I expected to be a disaster at worst and camp fun at best, but which ended up being one of my favorite TV shows of the last year.  I could easily have written 5,000 more.  If it's a testament to a show that you want to talk about it endlessly after it's over, then this one was a raging success.  It's good by pretty much any standard, for that matter.  Take a look:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/29/reloosing-the-juice/
The arrest and trial of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman, didn’t just fit the bill of ‘Trial of the Century’ as well as anythin…
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Hulu's new show, "The Path", about a quasi-New Age Christian cult and the effects it has one one family, isn't quite great, but it shows signs of visiting great's neighborhood.   My review:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/27/the-way-and-the-light/
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On police unions, a subject about which I have been and continue to be deeply divided:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/25/thin-blue-lines-in-the-sand/
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Nobody has ever asked me what I think about Millennials, which is good, because I don't know a goddamn thing about Millennials.  Anyone younger than 30 is basically a toddler.  But I do know about the other generations, and have written this easy-to-follow guide.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/20/degeneration/
Apparently there is much angst in the funny pages these days about the status of “Millennials”. This is apparently a generation that happened when no one was looking, and it is a subje…
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Adam LaRoche is a Jesus-jumping right-wing goofus and I'm glad he's not on the White Sox anymore.  But that's not what this is about!  This is about how much I love baseball.  Unless it's about the opposite of that!  Who knows.  Anyway, read it.  

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/13/gone-yard/
It’s baseball season, and that, friends, is the best of all seasons. Baseball writers, who, given their love of a game that has historical weight over all other American sports, tend to be a …
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I have written a thing on North Carolina's HB2 and similar pro-discrimination legislation across the country.  Spoiler alert:  I think these things are bad!

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/06/in-the-toilet/
I am an old man and I still get a lot of my news via the hand delivery of paper products, so it is no surprise that I have a hard time understanding much that is happening in the world today. I st…
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Happy May Day, comrades!  Keep fighting.  Contradictions are heightened like fuck these days; keep your consciousness true and your powder dry.
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Lists are what lazy people do instead of real writing.  And I thank God for them each and every day.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/28/until-there-were-lists/
SERGEANT’S DUTY LOG Week ending 04/29/2016 31 incidents of jawin’ with intent to slanderfy 26 incidents of reported sinful doin’s involving minors, blood kin, livestock and tree hollers 16 incident…
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I don't usually talk about my video game habits, because video games attract toxic waste humans. But "Twilight Struggle", one of my all-time favorite board games, is finally available in the computer-ized version you kids like these days. You can get it on Steam for about a fifth of the price of the board game version, and if you do, hit me up and I'll engage in Cold War shenanigans with you.
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There are over a million Chinese in Africa, and the number is growing by the day. Is it mutual aid, or neo-colonialism? Howard French's "China's Second Continent" attempts to find out. It's an imperfect book, and his NYT archness can be a little wearying, but it's fascinating and more than a bit unnerving. Here's my review:

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/14/eating-bitter-in-africa/
There is likely no one more qualified to have written China’s Second Continent than Howard W. French. A veteran foreign affairs correspondent for the New York Times, French is well-versed in…
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I wrote about the flawed Netflix rom-sitcom "Love".  That's why they call me Mr. Timely Critic!*

*No one has ever called me that.

http://www.leonardpierce.com/blog/2016/04/11/a-thin-line/
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Education
  • Arizona State University
    English, 1992 - 1994
  • Glendale Community College
    General, 1988 - 1992
  • Glendale High School
    General, 1983 - 1986
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Tagline
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
Introduction
I am a freelance writer and editor in and around Chicago, IL.  I like drinking and sleeping, but I do more of the former than the latter.  I can be found in various haunts, desperately searching for tubed meat.
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I have one of the world's largest collections of impenetrable anecdotes.
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer, content editor, semi-professional media intake device.
Skills
Editor, writer, proofreader, project coordinator, program planner, office manager, administrative and support professional.
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer/Editor, 1987 - present
    Freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and content provider. Works in all media, writing features, business documentation, advertising, journalism, criticism, and other forms of value-added content.
  • DCI-Artform
    Proofreader/Editor, 2015 - present
    Reviewing, proofing & editing materials for marketing company. Working with major global brands on multimedia marketing materials and programs.
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Chicago, IL
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Oxnard, CA - Seattle, WA - Glendale, AZ - Phoenix, AZ - Peoria, AZ - Los Angeles, CA - Irving, TX - San Antonio, TX - Columbia Heights, MN - San Carlos, Mexico