Showing posts from December, 2019

Christmas Letter 2019

Unleashing the 2019 Christmas letter upon the world. Enter at your own risk. Ah, it's that time of year again. The time of year to reflect on days passed (and past); to explore the paths traveled, reflect on the fleeting moments of year gone by, and to hopefully spread -- and gain -- a little holiday cheer.
Yes, Virginia, it's time for the annual Christmas letter (or in this case, annual blog post).
This might be the first year that I actually wrote a draft by hand before putting finger to keyboard. There is a lot to be said and I a lot I wanted to convey. Through scribbles, false starts, discarded paragraphs, and maybe a few tears, I still ended up scrapping much of my handwritten words and going from the place I usually write the Christmas letter from: off the cuff and from the heart.

Christmas memories, when traditions are carried from year to year, have the possibility to blend together. One might recall the events of a specific Christmas in one way, when in fact they'…

NFL: The rise of the 1st-round quarterbacks from 2018 draft

Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. This is the latest in the series charting their careers, now through week 13 of their second season. The last four games have been quite the stretch for four of the five quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, and Sam Darnold have combined to go 13-3 over the last four weeks. Jackson is the only one to be 4-0 in this span, with the other three all suffering one loss.
Mayfield and Darnold both suffered a loss in week 13, while Allen picked up a Thanksgiving Day win over the Dallas Cowboys and Jackson and the Ravens won a battle with the now 10-2 San Francisco 49ers.
Allen and the Buffalo Bills (9-3) are in the thick of the hunt for the playoffs. They currently hold the top wildcard spot, leading by two games over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans. The Bills and their fans, however, have a grander goal in sight: dethroning the New England Pat…