Jumping From the Top Rope

There were lots of things that captured the youth imagination in the '80s. There were loud fashions, Swatches, music videos and the Brat Pack. For me, though, professional wrestling ranked high on my list of interests.


Why Oasis Went Up in a “Champagne Supernova”

In late January 1998, one of my friends sent an email inviting me to an Oasis show at the Verizon Theatre in Houston. Nowadays, it's called the "Verizon Wireless Theatre" so as to keep up with advances in technology.

I’d Like to Buy a Vowel

On Feb. 7, 1996, I caught this ad in the events section of The Daily Cougar, the school newspaper at the University of Houston. Wheel -- KHOU-TV (Channel 11) is looking for 120 college students to try out for a chance to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.

Young Love and “Alien 3”

When I was in high school, I got a job at the local movie theater during my junior year. It was a pretty sweet deal. They would pay me $4.25 an hour, and I would come home smelling like popcorn... ALL THE TIME!

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