Friday Vid

“Mirror in the Bathroom” – The English Beat. RIP to one of the coolest men, and coolest names, in the second British Invasion of the 1980s, “Ranking Roger” Charlery.

Reaching for the Stars, Vol. 24

Chart Week: February 25, 1978Song: “How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee GeesChart Position: #10, 23rd week on the chart. Peaked at #1 for three weeks in December 1977 and January 1978. The most amazing chart stretch of my life was the Bee Gee’s run in the late ‘70s. They absolutely owned the charts thanks […]

Breakin’ It

As I said Monday, this is a very busy week. It’s already noon on Wednesday and it feels like the first half of the week has raced by as we get closer to our spring break departure tomorrow morning. Last night M and C and I went to St. P’s first every big theater production. […]


Usually when I post a link to an article, I like to offer a few thoughts about its content. I’ve been sitting on this one for a few days and, honestly, can’t come up with anything. It may be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. Which is saying something: I’ve wasted A LOT of […]

Tourney Notes, Weekend One

This is a very busy week, with our spring break beginning Thursday and a lot of prep in the days between now and then, along with some babysitting of a nephew one day. So I figured I would start my NCAA post Sunday night as I watch the final game of the weekend, Oregon-UC Irvine. […]

Friday Playlist

A slap-dash, quickie playlist this week as I had a few things lined up this morning and have a lot of basketball to watch this afternoon. “Friendly Aliens” – Chad VanGaalen. This guy is from Canada. This song is trippy and strange and fun. “Without a Blush” – Hatchie. Your weekly Australian song. Her EP […]

Tourney Time: The Field

A rather busy week has kept me from diving too deep into the nitty gritty of this year’s NCAA tournament field. It’s the first week of kickball practice, so I’ve been making sure our teams are good to go, balls have been inflated and distributed, and making sure all the stuff I need to clear […]

Reader’s Notebook, 3/20/19

The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup – John Feinstein Years ago I used to read a lot of Feinstein’s books. His A Season Inside is one of my all-time favorite sports books.[1] But, over time, I found his books to basically be the same format with different details. There were […]

Season’s Greetings!

You may have noticed something very important was missing around here last holiday season. Yes, I never linked to the newest edition of The Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, the annual gut-bust of a read. Good reason for that: Drew Magary, the mad genius who puts those together every year, suffered a sudden and […]

Tourney Time: KU

Mid-March is here. The conference tournaments are complete. The brackets released. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yaaay… It can be hard to get tone across in text. If you guessed, based on the opening lines of this piece, that I’m not super pumped about the NCAA tournament, you would be correct. However, […]