John Young

02/26/2015 - 4:40pm

    As any track athlete knows, after training at high altitude, distance running at lower levels barely shocks the system.

    This explains, in part, why I’ve not read up much on the lie attributed to NBC’s Brian...

01/15/2015 - 4:04am

    The dryer went kaput. We ordered a new one, but the pile of laundry couldn’t wait until a way-past-New Year’s Eve delivery. So my wife and I ushered in 2015 at the laundromat.

    I...

01/08/2015 - 7:16pm

    The Cuba embargo sounded like a good thing in 1960. So did the hula hoop, and Bobby Darin.

    You can still find a hula hoop, but it has long since stopped being state-of-the-art childhood fare...

01/01/2015 - 9:58pm

    If a war on Christmas actually exists, it began with Bing Crosby and a Jew.

    Crosby and composer Irving Berlin didn’t mean to wage war on Christmas. They meant to have a hit song. “...

12/24/2014 - 4:27pm

    'Tis the season. Long before “holiday giving” became a catch phrase, a group sought to slow down America’s No. 1 infectious killer, one penny at a time. So began Christmas Seals – the campaign which in 1907 set out to conquer the...

12/18/2014 - 3:19am

    Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did.

    Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Mo. A few idiots did.

    It is our...

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