Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Cussin’ Knucklehead

The Knucklehead is 10. It’s 2005, and The Knucklehead and I are having dinner in a sports bar in Santa Monica. Specifically, we’re sitting in Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub, which is a Boston-style sports bar/restaurant plopped in sunny southern California. … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan and The Knucklehead

What can I say? I like action movies. Sue me. Specifically, I’m a huge fan of martial arts films. Even more specifically, I like to zero in on Chinese and Hong Kong movies of the ’70s and ’80s, and Japanese … Continue reading

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Sergei Eisenstein and The Knucklehead

Last night, for perhaps the last time, I sent The Knucklehead off into the wide world with a little something extra packed into his lunchbox. It was 20th-century Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein. Not literally, obviously, that would be impractical. … Continue reading

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Bar Talk and The Knucklehead

The Knucklehead is 13. It’s the summer of 2008, and I and The Knucklehead are on a road trip. Westward ho with us, we’re taking a week to drive from our central Pennsylvania home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin then onto Minneapolis, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Blog Saving My LifeĀ is a relatively new blog, and it’s already my favorite. It doesn’t matter which post you read, but the one I’ve tagged here is my favorite thus far. In the interests of full disclosure, I’m … Continue reading

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