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TURNING 30: Coming of Age Memoir – Excerpt

By blogjb / December 30, 2017

Turning 30: Coming of Age Memoir – ExcerptIn 1987, Jerry Beller faced turning thirty. Turning 30: Coming of Age Memoir shows him going against the grain. Instead of joining “the real world” as so many recommended (insisted!), Jerry had other ideas. This interview focuses on Jerry’s job interview at the Urban Lounge in Nashville. Mike […]

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Why I Love Popovich

By blogjb / September 27, 2017

Why I Love Gregg Popovich I coached and ran a large basketball club for a dozen years, but can’t say most sports figures, coaches, entertainers impress me much when it comes to GETTING IT. I love Greg Popovich because he gets what is wrong with our president and this country. Below is a quote from […]

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Hate, Generalizations & Divisions

By blogjb / December 12, 2016

I love certain kinds of people who happen to be brown, black, white, rural, urban, American, foreign, conservative, liberal, religious, atheist, etc. None of the above identifications tell us much, in and of itself, about character. I love honest, hard working, decent, compassionate, innovated, intelligent, rational people who come from every group I’ve listed, characterizations that […]

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Shut Up & Vote

By blogjb / October 27, 2016

​Nobody has changed anybody’s mind for months, so stop pretending your daily social media rants about Trump or Clinton are saving the Republic. Like most crusades, yours isn’t holy.  Please end the Trump/Clinton posts. Nobody’s saving the Republic through daily partisan dribble on Facebook, Twitter, or social media. I suggest a quiet period spent brushing up […]

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When Will It End?

By blogjb / September 20, 2016

I hoped to go a day or two without feeling compelled to write anything about race, cops, and shootings. Instead, an attorney friend emailed me the footage released a couple of hours ago of the latest white cop shooting a black man in Tulsa. At best, this is a case of another cop who is […]

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Why It Is Personal – White & Black Bigots need to Chill

By blogjb / September 20, 2016

I’ve devoted a lot of time the past couple of years to challenging racists/bigots of every color and type. For me, it’s personal. Bigots cannot say “Black People” or “White People” without offending me. Dark and light bigots have been getting on my last nerve for three decades. I love white and black people, and […]

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FREE SPEECH – STOP PISSING ON THE 1ST AMENDMENT

By blogjb / September 1, 2016

Political correctness (on all sides) prevents Americans and humans from conversing the way we need to about important issues. It seems every group of people operates like gangs whose primary purpose is to deny people their first amendment right to free speech. These packs of mind policers can’t stop pissing on the First Amendment. If […]