The Mamba Mentality

Written by: Walter Hill Animation stills by Glen Keane- from the short film “Dear Basketball”, 2017 When I learned on January 26 that Kobe Bryant died, I was working. I mourned later that Sunday night, alone and silent on the basketball court. I mourned in the way Kobe the basketball great lived. The morning after he…

The End of Star Wars

Written By: Walter Hill On December 20, 2019, Star Wars as we know it will end. I have no idea how J.J. Abrams is going to bow tie the many loose ends and hinted promises presented by The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens. For me, I’m not sure the final destination or the fandom…

Impeaching Donald Trump Is Not a Victory

Written by Walter Hill President Donald Trump is being impeached. This is not a sunny moment in America. As of this writing, it has been roughly 48 hours since Speaker Nancy Pelosi lit the match by way of a televised announcement. A lot has transpired in very little time and it’s left my head spinning….

Champlain Could Use A Soul (And Athletics)

Written by Walter Hill Come back with me to Fall 2015. Travel to Washington, D.C. and the stands of a high school football game. It’s a sunny, breezy fall day. The buzzer blares to signal the end of the third quarter. A roar explodes from the student section as the pep rally leaders shout “SHIRTS…