Category: Writing

Non-music related writing and blogging

Update: Week of April 15, 2019

Starting this week, I’m shifting my focus away from stock music and toward the Dayton Triangles podcast that I’m working on. “Triangles” will be, for the foreseeable future, my number one priority. I’ve reached the conclusion, after working on stock music exclusively for almost three years, that it has become commoditized. There are simply too […]

Update: Week of April 8, 2019

It feels like the week just past was a “lost” week. I announced in my last update that I was starting production on the Dayton Triangles podcast. I was preparing to do that Monday when my wife Danita left work with nausea and severe abdominal pain. soon after, she went to the ER, where the […]

Bruce standing beside NFL first game historical marker

Special Update: March 31, 2019

If you’ve read any of my past updates, you’re aware that I’ve been working on a book about the Dayton Triangles since late last fall. To recap, the Triangles were one of the original National Football League teams. I originally hoped to finish the writing and find a publisher by the 100th anniversary of the […]

Crisis of Faith

Have you been reading some of the news items I’ve been seeing? Politics in the United States have deteriorated to the point where a large and growing proportion of partisans actually hate people who don’t share their views. A large part (though not all) of the population in the United States, and the West more […]

The NFL’s First Replay Controversy?

The research for my Dayton Triangles book project took me into the period when Triangles player/coach/manager/owner Carl Storck continued to serve as an NFL executive after the sale of the Triangle franchise. This post discusses the first of two major controversies in Storck’s brief, stormy tenure as league president. My focus here is less on […]

My Point Being: Some Kinda New Year

It’s the morning of New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow, the date changes to January 1, 2019. Sure, this is all arbitrary. We could call it August 10, or April Fools’ Day or Cinco de Mayo. It’s just another day, except that this one is loaded with our emotional baggage around the passage of time. Birthdays and […]

Dayton Triangles Championship Year: 1918

As I continue my research with the goal of writing a history of the Dayton Triangles football team, I’m struck by 1918. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangles’ “championship year” that saw them acclaimed by consensus as the best team in the Ohio League. But it was also a strange, and in […]

My Point Being: Those Who Censor History

I woke up early this morning, and was scanning news stories when I came across this: “‘Lord of the Rings” Slammed for Perpetuating Racism through Depiction of Orcs According to the story in National Review, sci-fi author Andrew Duncan opined on a podcast that the treatment of orcs in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels […]

Draft Excerpt: A Wild Finish

Many in attendance became excited and rushed onto the field. Police tried to restore order but were unable to do so. The game ended with the crowd still on the field.

My Dayton Triangles Project

I grew up within walking distance of American professional sports history, but didn’t know about it until much later. North of downtown Dayton, Ohio on an October afternoon in 1920, the first game between members of what would become the National Football League was played. That day, the Columbus Panhandles visited the home-standing Dayton Triangles […]