I recently had a debate with a friend about cover songs. This was not the first time the subject had come up in my life, but it was recent and it dealt with remaking classic songs, so it is relevant here. She said that certain songs (“Landslide” for her) should never be covered as they … More Review: Cher’s “Dancing Queen” Album
Let’s be honest: the NFL is a white-dominated organization. From the owners to the commissioner to team GM’s and head coaches, there are very few people of color in positions of power in the NFL. In response to the overwhelming lack of diversity in the NFL, the league adopted “The Rooney Rule” in 2003. The … More The Rooney Rule: The NFL’s Greatest Hypocrisy
When I was a kid, I used to cry a lot. When I was sad, I cried. When I was angry, I cried. Heck, even when I was happy, I would sometimes cry. It was a response that was involuntary and uncontrollable and, as it happens, it was a response that made my childhood pretty … More Shedding Tears: Why All Masculinity is Toxic (Femininity, too)
I read an interesting story today as I perused the interwebs for stories that didn’t want to make me move to Wales. The story was on People’s website and referenced a discussion with Charlize Theron where she, basically, emasculated the entire male population of Earth for not having the nerve to ask out an Oscar-winning … More Hey, Charlize. How you doin’?
I’ve always gotten along better with women than with men. Most of my friends are women and all of my closest friends are. I have never found it terribly difficult to be friends with someone I am not sexually attracted to or romantically interested in (yes, folks, those are two different things), nor have I … More Just Friends? My Platonic Ass!
If you look back through my years of writing The Metro Perspective, you will see that I used to have a tradition of writing almost the exact same piece of drivel every single January 1st. I would talk about the arbitrariness of January 1st as some significant milestone; some special day upon which you could … More Happy January 4th!!! It’s still a new year…
This is going to seem like a really odd thing for a relationship columnist to admit, but dating really sucks. I know, I’m supposed to be the guy who talks about how wonderful love is and how great relationships can be, but I’ve never been one to BS my readers. I would never lie to … More Classic TMP: Trying to Scale That Wall
A few years ago, I was talking with the girl I was dating. We were having the Fantasy Talk. You know, the talk about the fantasies you’ve always wanted to fulfill. Some guys have the Catholic schoolgirl fantasy, or the cheerleader fantasy, or the Princess Leia/Jabba the Hut fantasy. I don’t know what the stereotypical … More Classic TMP: You Want Me To Do What?!?
Author’s Note: It’s interesting to re-read some of the stuff I wrote what seems like a lifetime ago. Sometimes it feels like a completely different person wrote it. One of the benefits of having written this for so long is that it has become a wonderful self-reflexive tool. It’s worth doing, even if you don’t … More Classic TMP: Ebbs and Flows
Author’s Note: This was written at a time when same-sex marriage was still illegal in most jurisdictions and it was a real hot-button issue. Just a little context… I would like to take a moment to discuss what I think is a very serious problem in society today. It is an issue which has not … More Classic TMP: Taking a Stand Against Marriage