Tales From the Hilltop
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Archive for December 2009

Episode Twelve: A Promise is a Promise…

December 29, 2009

The vicious cycle continues. Well, we are descending out of the “first decade” of the new millennium (I say that cautiously. Technically, the first decade would’ve been from 2001-2010) and enter into the “10s”.  Other than the technological advances seen over the last 10 years, you know what else will change? That’s right, absolutely NOTHING. Not […]

Episode Eleven: A Tale of Three Blizzards

December 20, 2009

Welcome to the winter wonderland, people… No doubt over the last 36 hours we’ve seen a massive blizzard rush areas of most of the east coast. Everyone once in a while, these rushes turn into a certified winter nightmare. This year brought the first “real” blizzard to hit the area in about six years. But […]

Episode Ten: When men were men….just not today.

December 14, 2009

This will be a very tough episode to put down. I say that because I’m actually disenchanted with the state of the XY chromosomal order in the country these days. I don’t know what’s gotten into us men over the last 10-15 years, but I shudder to think what my grandfather would say about us all. […]

Episode Nine: Sports – our Savior….literally.

December 8, 2009

Ah, the spirit of competition. There’s nothing like it. REALLY. I love sports just as much as any person. Actually, I think I’m into sports more than most normal people. Football, basketball, baseball (on occasion), even things like the Olympics, hockey, and second-tier sports like dodgeball pique my interest. Other than the obvious benefits of […]

Episode Eight: Pro Wrestling – The “realest” thing on TV

December 3, 2009

Authenticity….what a joke of a concept these days. Especially on TV. As human beings, the majority of us go though real life everyday. In our jobs, in our relationships, in our life-changing experiences. (i.e. puberty, parenthood, death) The invention of television helped to take some pressure away from that an give us avenues to where our […]