Contenders and Pretenders at the 137th Kentucky Derby

The field is set, post positions are out and we’re just two days away from the 137th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. It’s been more than six years since the good Dr. Gonzo kicked the bucket, but you’ve got to think he would love a field as decadent and depraved as the twenty horses that will be lining up on Saturday for an antiquated event that has been running since the era of Reconstruction following the Civil War. Read More  Read More

NTSF 112: Misadventures in the land of the Giants

So I spent the weekend traveling into the land of the Giants. As Dickens said, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Hell, I’ve taken trips to Vegas that wound up being less eventful than this weekend. It was my first trip ever to San Francisco, coming three weeks on the heels of my first time in the Bay Area when I was confined to the north in San Rafael. My wife was the kickoff speaker at the GreenFestival, a sustainability... Read More