Living in the Moment

It’s been years since I felt the desire to write. I can’t really tell you why, or pinpoint a legitimate explanation. I’ve experienced writer’s block before – that’s more having the desire to write but feeling no inspiration or feeling like the words aren’t coming to you even though you know what you want to say. 2 years in, and the constant absence of desire to write is really bumming me out. I miss it. I want to want it. But I opted not to force it. I opted to just live life and see what happens. And here I … Continue reading Living in the Moment

12 New Chapters to Write, 365 More Stories to Tell

The first day of the new year was spent cleaning and organizing – not necessarily my intention, but I have this thing about not being able to pack for a trip until my house is clean, my room is spotless, and my laundry is all done, folded, hung up. Having everything in order feels like a clean slate, and gives me peace of mind that I’m not going to forget to pack something. It’s all where it should be. Life, however, is not always that clean cut. It’s a lot messier; it’s not nearly as easy to wrangle together all … Continue reading 12 New Chapters to Write, 365 More Stories to Tell

The Cleveland Browns are Making Me Rethink Everything

When I was a kid, the main sports I liked to watch were baseball and auto racing. When I went off to college I got really into college football and hockey. I rarely ever missed a home football game and I even went to nearby ‘away’ games against the Rockets (Tuck Foledo) and the University of Akron Zips. (I know, me traveling for entertainment purposes… shocking!) Returning home to Cleveland after college had me missing college ball. I tried to get on board with the Browns, but they never spoke to me. I never felt any heart from them. Did … Continue reading The Cleveland Browns are Making Me Rethink Everything

“Brutal, but brilliant.”

Over my lunch break, Facebook reminded me of how far I’ve come as a person… and it brought all kinds of thoughts to the forefront of my mind. Here are a few of them… It’s incredible how much life can change in the span of 9 years. I don’t even know the girl that wrote this. I hate that I was imprisoned in her mind and body, even if only for 3 years. During those years, she was so unhappy – letting a shitty job define her life and shitty guys define her worth. She is gone now. I fought … Continue reading “Brutal, but brilliant.”

Hunter-Reay earns pole at Sonoma, championship contenders all within Top 7

“Lookin’ at the city like I already own it. Standing on top cause I earned this moment. I took what was mine, now I won’t let go of it.” -Zayde Wolf Those lyrics definitely apply to Ryan Hunter-Reay this afternoon. He just secured the final Verizon P1 Award of the 2018 IndyCar Series season, and the final IndyCar pole at Sonoma Raceway. It’s his best start at Sonoma Raceway, his first pole since Long Beach in 2014, his 7th career P1 start, and you can bet your… well, words I shouldn’t write with this credential still around my neck… that … Continue reading Hunter-Reay earns pole at Sonoma, championship contenders all within Top 7

One day in, no clear cut front-runner at Sonoma

We are off and running for the final IndyCar weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Unfortunately though, one of the championship contenders had a delayed start to his Friday. Josef Newgarden was dealing with a case of food poisoning Thursday night into Friday, and his No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet had some sympathy pains in the morning session. The defending champion did not run any laps in first practice due to a fueling issue with the car. He said it was just coincidence that he was unable to run, and his lack of practice in the morning session had nothing to … Continue reading One day in, no clear cut front-runner at Sonoma

Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part III: Pocono to Portland

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Live Full Throttle, looking back on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as we approach the finale weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Pocono Raceway has yielded some of the worst incidents in recent IndyCar history. After losing Justin Wilson due to injuries sustained in an accident there in 2015, this year’s event had us all just as upset and in the dark about a series favorite driver. Robert Wickens was involved in a horrifying crash on Lap 7, making contact with Hunter-Reay and launching into the catch fence, subsequently … Continue reading Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part III: Pocono to Portland

Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Live Full Throttle, looking back on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as we approach the finale weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The only double-header on the schedule takes place in Detroit every summer and will continue to do so for many years to come, thanks to the city’s affirmative vote for the event this year. Scott Dixon won the first race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, marking his 42nd career win. While Dixon’s team celebrated the win with a banner, Hunter-Reay celebrated his race win the following … Continue reading Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part I: St. Pete to the Indianapolis 500

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on Live Full Throttle, looking back on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as we approach the finale weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg saw Sebastien Bourdais come away with a victory at the season kickoff weekend for the second year in a row. The most memorable parts of this weekend centered around Robert Wickens though, as he landed the pole position in his first IndyCar race, and looked to win the entire thing before Alexander Rossi came around in Turn 1 on a … Continue reading Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part I: St. Pete to the Indianapolis 500