Friday, August 20, 2010

One Year Gone

Not that anyone checks this on a regular basis, but apologies for almost exactly a year between posts. I'll try not to let that happen again. I'm shooting for six months this time, then gradually walking my way all the way back to, like, once a week. ANYWAY.

The occasion for this visit: another post by me at FreeDarko, this time re: Josh Howard. It's right here. Thanks again to Shoals for letting my type (and type and type). I'll give away where the piece goes:

Howard was genuinely wild, in his way. He was part of the team but apart from it at the same time. That isn’t to say he broke plays, or was a problem in any way. He had a game that seemed concocted on the fly. It was all impulse. He, more than any Mav at that time, could leave the crowd gasping. Dirk Nowitzki was the inevitable. Josh was the possible.

And then he turned into Michael Finley. Worse, he turned into late-career Michael Finley.
See you soon. I've got news to share (probably).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Black Tooth Grin: The Hangover

I wasn't worried what would happen when the book came out. I knew what I had done. I knew that the gripes and accusations that had been aimed at me in the (long) run-up to its publication didn't have any real basis in fact. But there had been so many slings and arrows to deal with, I still wondered what the reaction would be. Not really from reviewers. From Darrell's fans, and his family.

The latter group? I'm still wondering. I haven't heard anything from Vince or Rita, or anyone in their camps. As far as the fans go, I haven't had anyone threaten bodily harm -- far from it. I expected at least a bit of that, and I'd imagine there is at least one or two people who would do so if they were in the same room with me. But so far, my face looks exactly the same as it did before. I don't walk with a limp. Etc., and so on.

There are things I regret, but nothing I would change. Except posting this. Because now I think I may well have jinxed myself.

Aim for the stomach.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I found out recently Black Tooth Grin is getting a second printing. So thank you to everyone who bought a copy, and a special thanks to those who encouraged others to buy a copy to.

In other words: thanks Mom and Dad.

Quick, Star-Telegram, and Dallas Morning News Reviews Reviewed Here

I work as a senior editor at D Magazine. Here, my boss and friend Tim Rogers reviews the reviews of Black Tooth Grin. Link

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Don't Call It a Comeback

It's been a long time. Much longer than I expected or wanted. If you know me, you know my family has been dealing with a terrible loss, and we're just starting to get back into the normal swing of things -- though, of course, we're adjusting to a new normal. So, June was the most bittersweet of months. Anyway. Business as usual starting next week.

As always, thanks for your support.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009