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90's Poetry at its...Finest?

Going through some boxes today, I stumbled upon my "poetry" book. This book, a star-spangled American flag cover of my poetry, revealed the early writings of an attempt at writing poetry. The word poetry can be used very loosely here, as most it was written in my late teens. (Apart from one written about my grandpa, most likely from my freshman or sophomore year of high school.)

Over the years,I have dabbled in the form of poetry, some of which can been seen on this blog. In reality, much of this book is collection of post break-up thoughts and feelings. Though that's not what you'll be reading today.

The following are just a taste. So, in lieu of my normal weekly post, I present: Late 90's poetry from a scrambled mind.

UNTITLED
The sun set upon the mountain
ready to be gone.
The bird drank upon the fountain
singing only for fun.
The man lay there on his bed
dying time was near.
Thinking of the great life he had led
showing little fear.
Then the large sky grew dar…

A Look Back: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

"Look, I hate Los Angeles just like everybody else, but I have to work here because in any other part of the country I'd be unemployable."- Matthew Perry as Matt Albie in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
In the fall of 2006, fresh off a successful seven-season run for television's The West Wing, creator and writer Aaron Sorkin launched his next project. With an all-star cast in place, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was set to be a huge follow-up for Sorkin.
If you've never heard of it, there's likely a good reason. The show only ran for one season.
Studio 60 was centered on a behind-the-scenes look at the production of a weekly, live sketch comedy show. 
If that sounds familiar, it's because NBC also launched a little show called 30 Rock at the same time. While the Tina Fey creation lasted seven seasons and was lauded critical acclaim, Studio 60 did not make it past 2007.
What happened?
The talent for Studio 60 was present. The show starred Matthew Perry, Bra…

Gonzaga Bulldogs Ready to Peel Off Cinderella Label

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It's a Cinderella story 17 seasons in the making. 17 consecutive seasons of "will they or won't they?" From one seeds to eleven seeds, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have been labeled the 'ultimate Cinderella'.
Is this the season they finally breakthrough to the Final Four?
All signs currently point to yes.
Ranked number one for the second straight week. A 25-0 record. Running opponents off the court while playing outstanding defense. A deep bench. Brewing in the wind could be the perfect storm of Gonzaga finally cutting down the nets in early April.
Under head coach Mark Few, the Bulldogs have appeared in six Sweet Sixteens, even ending with a 35-3 record in the 2014-15 season while reaching the Elite Eight.
A season after bowing out of the NCAA tourney during the sweet 16, 2016-17 was supposed to be another season in which Gonzaga had to fight to win the West Coast Conference. The team supposed to take them down--their nemesis in St. Mary&…