Friday Photo

Fujifilm X-T10, XF35mm: 1/80 sec at f/2.0, ISO 200 I took this on a walk around the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis back in February. I took several shots of this entryway area of a theater but, honestly, didn’t love the way any of them turned out. I sat on them for awhile, hoping when […]

Friday Playlist

Busy week so low on posts. Still time to share some music, though. “Please, Let’s Go Away” – Trementina. Today is the first day of our spring break. As we’ve already taken a trip this year, we’ll be staying close to home for the next week. Doesn’t mean we can’t wish we were going somewhere […]

The End

Saturday I had a feeling I can’t ever remember having during a KU loss, especially a season-ending loss. Peace. Oh, I had my moments of yelling, cursing the TV, and throwing things, no doubt about that. But as Oregon’s cold-blooded assassins dropped in ridiculous shot after ridiculous shot, as Jordan Bell kept rejecting every shot […]

Friday Playlist

A quick playlist since I’m well behind schedule today. “Dundee Man” – Spiral Stairs. I was sure this band was Scottish. Turns out it is actually Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg. I still like the song. “Hope The High Road” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Drifting more toward the rock side of his alt-country […]

Destruction, Terror, and Mayhem

Holy shit! What a goddamn game. It’s taken me until noon Friday to calm down a little bit after a thoroughly satisfying Thursday night of hoops. I went to bed after 1:00, and slept only fitfully between the lingering adrenaline and the trips to the bathroom caused by that last beer at 12:30. This morning […]

Reader’s Notebook, 3/23/17

I need distractions today. 9:40 pm tips for Sweet 16 games are complete garbage. Too much waiting. I’ll catch you up on my books to kill a little time. Finders Keepers – Stephen King. Book two in his Bill Hodges trilogy moves a little differently than the first. This one spends nearly 150 pages setting […]

Winter Sports Wrap Up

I realized over the weekend that I never closed out our winter sports season. I think part of the delay was because of how winter sports ended for our two oldest girls. Let’s start with M, whose volleyball team had a fine regular season, going 5–2. By the end of the season they had a […]

Tourney Notes, KU Edition

And now for the mighty Jayhawks. Sunday was everything this year’s team is about, compressed into 40 minutes. Moments where they looked completely brilliant. Moments where they faced a serious personnel issue and eased past it with no problem. Moments where they looked totally dominant on the glass. Moments where they could get, and make, […]

Tourney Notes, Weekend Warp Part 1

A much, much better weekend of hoops after a ho-hum first two days of the tournament. Quick catch up for Saturday. Although I lost my runner-up, I was just fine with Villanova going out. I’m in a weird place with ‘Nova. I’ve watched them quite a bit since Butler joined the Big East, and I’ve […]

Tourney Notes, Day 4

The least entertaining first round of the NCAA tournament in recent memory is in the books.[1] There were some solid games, but a shockingly low number of upsets. And only a handful of “text all your friends and tell them to turn game X on immediately” moments. KU rolled. Which was good. They did exactly […]