I learned to read from my grandmother’s Addams Family collections. My plans to become a professional basketball player sadly stalled when my growth did, around the seventh grade. I have a bachelor of arts degree in English from James Madison University and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Film and Media Studies from Arizona State University. I’ve been a police reporter, a city and county government reporter, a features columnist, a sports columnist, TV critic, editor, movie critic and media critic. One day I’ll settle on something.