I gave a baked treat to a promising baseball prospect, and it ruined his career.

With the new baseball season on the horizon, I’m reminded of the time I inadvertently crushed the dreams of a top prospect. And it can all be traced back to a cupcake.

Let me start at the beginning.

In February of 2008, I was living in Beaverton, OR — just…


The surprisingly profound impact 80s wrestling icon Sgt. Slaughter has had on my life.

Even though I was only six, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. I was with my Dad and two older brothers at Madison Square Garden. And although I had been there before to see the…


Forget the lack of talent; it had to be because we didn’t have a name.

My band — the only band I’ve ever been in — never had a name. We were a typical basement band (I never liked the phrase “garage band;” growing up, every band I knew practiced…


Photo by Homero Chapa

If you said Halloween, you’re wrong.

’Tis the season for spooks, scares, and scantily-clad zombies. It’s also the perfect time of year to order in, cozy up on the couch, and find something frightening to watch. But, if you’re looking for the ideal movie for Halloween, horror alone won’t cut…


Photo by Mario Gogh

I was a latecomer to Breaking Bad. I knew what it was about (pretty vaguely, as it turned out), and I just didn’t think the subject matter was something I’d be interested in. Boy, was I wrong.

After years of hearing people rave about it — including several family members…

Tim Josephs

Writer, humorist, bocce ball aficionado; yes, Tim Josephs is a man of many hats. Learn more about him here: https://timjosephs01.wixsite.com/mysite

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