Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Squared Circle - Why I Loved Pro Wrestling

When I was a child, Saturday mornings meant three things: cinnamon toast, cartoons, and professional wrestling. This was long before the days of the WWE. When I was a boy, professional wrestling was locally produced, and what you watched on TV depended on the "territory" you lived in. Growing up in central Kentucky, I lived in what was called "the Memphis territory," a promotion run by Jerry Jarrett. The big stars were folks like Superstar Bill Dundee, Handsome Jimmy Valiant, Dirty Dutch Mantell, and the biggest of them all, Jerry "the King" Lawler.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Politics, Religion, and the Danger of Compromise

Religious convictions should never be muted or compromised for the sake of political correctness (whether liberal or conservative). Even though I am not a Catholic or a Mormon, for instance, I really appreciate the fact that