Reader’s Notebook, 7/19/17

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic – Jason Turbow I teased this one awhile back when I mentioned I was roaring through an awesome book. I started it on a Monday afternoon and wrapped it up before lunch on Wednesday. It was that good! Turbow looks at one of the iconic dynasties in baseball: the Swingin’ Oakland A’s […]

R’s: Uh Oh

I was worried this would happen. The Royals were the second-hottest team in baseball in the six weeks leading up to the All-Star Break. They were playing really good baseball and were in the heart of both the Wild Card race and the AL Central. Suddenly not only were the Royals keeping all their free […]

Pinching the Weekend

What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend got a little weird. All thanks to sleeping strangely, or something simple and dumb like that. A few times a year I get a pinched nerve in my neck. It’s usually the result of sleeping on my stomach too much. Which is a problem because I prefer […]

Friday Photo

Fujifilm X-T2, XF35mmF2 R WR, 1/500 second at f/3.2, ISO 200 My niece’s toes peeking down the slide before she mustered the courage to push off. Once she hit the section of the slide that was in sunlight, she kept saying, “HOT! HOT! HOT!”

Friday Playlist

“Never Been Wrong” – Waxahatchee. After several months of teasing single, Katie Crutchfield’s third solo album is finally out, and is receiving rave reviews. Based on the early songs, I’ve really been looking forward to it. And, after one listen, it really delivers. One of the best albums of the year so far. “Dean’s Room” […]

ASG ’17

Some All Star Game, huh!?!? So good that I waited a full day before sharing my thoughts on it.[1] I’m being sarcastic: the game kind of sucked. Under most circumstances a tense, 2–1 game that goes 10 innings would be highly compelling. But it’s the freaking All Star Game in a year of the juiced […]

More Summer Notes

Before I share another tidbit from our holiday week, we had kind of a crazy morning today. M and I went out to buy school supplies[1] and then grabbed some lunch. In the five minutes it took us to get from Target to the restaurant we caught a break in the storm. But the western […]

Summer Doings

Time to get back at it. After the long holiday week, bookended by trips down to the lake house, we’re finally home for what should be a very quiet week at home. Last week we had my brother-in-law, his wife, and their two-year-old daughter from Boston staying with us. It was good to catch up […]

Friday Vid

“Summertime” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Still busy with family and prepping for another lake weekend, so just a vid this week. I heard this all-time classic this morning, which seemed like a sign. Enjoy your weekends!

PG, Pritchard, & the Pacers

How’s this for symmetry: when the calendar passed from Saturday to Sunday, we were officially on the backside of 2017. And when we passed from Sunday to Monday, we were officially on the downhill slope of our summer break. Weird! We’ve been busy with several family events: gatherings, trips to the lake, visitors from Boston. […]