Wrestling Connoisseur: iRant.

I tend to relate the articles I write to story telling. Wrestling, at its finest, is storytelling. The build up to the match is a story. The match itself is a story. Every… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: The Novel Wrestling Season

The Wrestling Connoisseur: The Novel Wrestling Season Every wrestling company has toted their BIG pay per view. For WWE it has always been Wrestlemania. For WCW it was The Great American Bash. New… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: Antagonists

The Wrestling Connoisseur: The Antagonist, or How To Be The Bad Guy “He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.” – Edmund Burke There… Continue reading

The Wrestling Connoisseur: One More For The Protagonist

  Wrestling is athletic. It’s dramatic. It is story telling. The beauty of professional wrestling, or sports entertainment, is that it encompasses so many great elements of stories. The key role in these… Continue reading

Whitewashing the Dishes

WHITEWASHING THE DISHES   Everyday I often find myself between grilled-cheese sandwiches & chicken poodle soup and laundry runs thinking deep about the more philosophical and “real world” issues. Between scrubbing plates and rinsing… Continue reading

Wrestling with Bad Writing

This will probably become a regular for me. If you read my article last October about being a huge wrestling mark you know how my obsession started and the interactions wrestling has with my life… Continue reading

Three Rules of Inspiration (or a little pep talk)

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” -Pablo Picasso Many an artist or writer will use the excuse that they must be “inspired.” I know I have personally and worst of… Continue reading

Where was I…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I sit here, half asleep, drinking once-hot-now-cold tea trying to remember what I was going to blog about. It’s the typical story any parent can remind you of being in… Continue reading

Okay, I’m a Mark…Or How I Learned To Love Pro Wrestling

In Mexico it’s called Lucha. In Japan there is puro resu love. And in the United States it’s just called Pro-Wrestling. I’ve been a wrestling fan since the ’80’s. I remember watching Ricky ‘The Dragon” Steamboat roll up… Continue reading

Writing and Parenthood

As a stay-at-home father I had often thought that I would have ample time to write. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Some days are wonderful power house productions where I can complete… Continue reading