December 25, 2018

Copyright 2018 by Michael Rickard II

The Christmas season was a grim time for many in 1942. With World War Two raging and many nations under occupation by the Axis Powers, there was little to be merry about.  The war was nearly three years away from ending, and to many,...

November 12, 2018

Brian Pillman remains one of wrestling’s greatest what-if stories, with fans wondering what would his life been like had he not died twenty-one years ago. In a world full of colorful characters and off-the-wall personalities, Pillman arguably was the poster child for e...

November 6, 2018

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October 29, 2018

Madison Square Garden has been home to some bloody brawls but they were a shadow of what happened on May 4, 1981 when Sgt. Slaughter and Pat Patterson wrestled (and I used that term loosely) in  no holds barred bout known as the Alley Fight.

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October 22, 2018

Madison Square Garden has been home to some bloody brawls but they were a shadow of what happened on May 4, 1981 when Sgt. Slaughter and Pat Patterson wrestled (and I used that term loosely) in  no holds barred bout known as the Alley Fight.

To understand what...

October 12, 2018

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Editor's Note: Illegal border crossings are more controversial than ever, something discussed in a class I recently took on borderland literature. This real-life story provides insight into authors' thoughts on living between tw...

October 5, 2018

Here's another commentary I wrote for my class "Introduction to Lexicography," this time looking at the dictionary's future.

Chapter two’s history of lexicography makes me think society is waiting for the next breakthrough in lexicography. As I have discussed in earlier...

October 3, 2018

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Sunday was upon me and I was ready for the big presentation. I’d spent several weeks creating a short film to present at t...

September 26, 2018

Copyright 2018 by Michael W. Rickard II

Editor's Note: My apologies for the delay in getting part two here. I know it's been two months since I've written about Superman. Would you believe I was exposed to Kryptonite?

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September 21, 2018

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 Fish and chips, an English tradition

My trip to England saw me enjoying some great food, but no trip to the U.K. would be complete without partaking of some fish a...

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