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JoshoffthePress

Joshua "Press"man Jacobs (ie - joshoffthepress), a Life Explorer and adventurer and lover of life. This site is an expression of myself, my life, my story and my goals. Topics on this page are wide-ranging dealing with personal love and loss, politics, sports as well as personal and professional training and development. In fact, if there is a topic you'd like for me to explore, then please do let me know. As this is all still relatively new to me, my site is still a work in progress, and the content is coming out on a consistent basis. Be sure to "follow me" (here) on wordpress to keep up! Feel free to email me at --> joshoffthepress@gmail.com or find me on twitter (check page for twitter handle)
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Eulogy for my big sister, Jessica Jacobs: October 2020

If I knew this was going to be the last conversation I was ever going to have with Jess, maybe I would have tried to say something more profound. But, it honestly probably would have ruined the moment. I’m grateful that was my final conversation with Jess. Continue reading

What does “The Truman Show” and “Facebook” have in common?

If you ever wondered why your conservative friend or liberal friend seems to live on a different planet than you….it’s because he or she does. Continue reading

“Breonna Taylor, white-supremacy, & America’s inequitable ways.”

I’m not embarrassed for turning the channel on my life, for trying to avoid horrible news. I’m embarrassed at how easy it is for me to turn it off. How privileged I am to be able to avoid it, and for it to largely not impact my life. Continue reading

PEOPLE, HUMANITY & GOD

We need more of the humaneness in humanity and less of the people in people. Continue reading

How I can simultaneously still be a Democrat and vote for the Biden-Harris ticket for President, while criticizing them too.

The pool of voters for Biden is much larger than people realize. Trump’s supporters are shrinking more and more and there actually a ton of persuadable voters that actually want a politician to level with them. Blind loyalty to the Democrats is a turn off to people that were sympathetic to Trump prior to the pandemic. These voters aren’t stupid and they resent being treated as such. People that never thought they could ever vote for a Biden / Harris ticket, actually might, but they don’t want to be lumped in with a bunch of sycophants. Continue reading

REST IN POWER KOBE & GIGI!

But, then in 1996 is this kid from Philadelphia (my mother’s home-town) having gone to Lower Merion HS with cousins of mine, and that was Kobe “Jelly Bean” Bryant. I was a freshman in high school when he came on the scene, and it was like he was the next Michael Jordan. While there is no other MJ, who I always looked up to with reverence, it was more like I grew up with Kobe. He was just a bit younger than my older sister and just a bit older than me. He was my guy! I followed his career super closely. Watching him play in games, was must see TV for me. He was the consummate professional and the ultimate competitor. Continue reading

THE NBA & CHINA: A GEO-POLITICAL AFFAIR!

Very rarely does Geo-political matters and the State of the National Basketball Association intersect like this, but it has, and the NBA gets a failing grade for its handling of this matter (14). They are more concerned with corporate greed much like GOOGLE, APPLE and many other multi-billion-dollar entities who are Head-Quartered in the UNITED STATES (15). To say otherwise, means either you are truly ignorant, willfully ignorant, or you have a real incentive to protect the NBA Brand because of financial reasons (16), Continue reading

NBA PLAYOFFS 2019 (Late Edition) and my Pick for MVP!!!

Since that 1992 NBA postseason I have watched or closely followed every playoff season since. Granted some playoff year stand out more than others, but every single one had something memorable. From that postseason through 2000, I will tell you my Knicks were always relevant (6). Granted, they weren’t realistic contenders all those years but they were certainly in the mix and they came really close in 93(7), 94(8), 95(9) & even 99(10*). Other teams were memorable than too, from the Gary Payton/ Shawn Kemp Seattle Super-Sonics (11), to the Stockton to Malone – Utah Jazz(12) as well as Mark Price(13) and his time on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue reading

“SELF LOVE IS THE BEST LOVE”

I have just deliberately been trying on self-love! And honestly, I’m not particularly good at it. But, here’s the other funny thing…it doesn’t fucking matter that I’m not good at it! LOL. That revelation right there is more freeing than anything Continue reading

Who are you going to be spending the most time with in 2019?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. – Jim Rohn Continue reading