Reaching for the Stars, Vol. 13

Chart Week: September 7, 1985 Songs: “We Don’t Need Another Hero” – Tina Turner “Power of Love” – Huey Lewis & The News “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” – John Pass Chart Positions: Numbers three through one. This edition is a little meta. It’s not about the songs I’ve selected, or even the original […]

Mo’ Kid Sports

Our kickball seasons came to an official end last night. A season that began with back-to-back rainouts at the same school ended with back-to-back make-up games at that school in 90-degree heat. Not the best bookends. C’s season wrapped up Friday in pretty glorious fashion. Every girl was locked in and they cruised to a […]

Reader’s Notebook, 9/17/18

A couple NYC trip books. The Secret of Golf – Joe Posnanski Joe has moved to a Patreon model for his online writing. As much as I love him, I feel like I’m already subscribed to about a dozen content services that I’m paying for each month, so I have not become a supporter of […]

Friday Playlist

Today is our 60 day warranty inspection, so I’ve got folks through the house. Thus, just a quick playlist for this week. “Missing U” – Robyn. It’s always good to have new Robyn jams. “Poison” – David Nance Group. Some good, old fashioned, dirty rock ’n’ roll from Omaha, NE. “Christmas Down Under” – Phosphorescent. […]

Kid Sports

Once again, that bitch Mother Nature has been playing havoc with our family sports schedule. I’ve lost track of how many practices, games, and other events have been wiped out over the past month. Seriously, it didn’t rain here for like six weeks, then, as soon as fall practices started, we began getting multiple downpours […]

Weekend O’ Football

It was a full weekend of football for at least some parts of our family this weekend. Here’s a breakdown. Friday was a big local high school game. Cathedral, where our girls will go, was playing their biggest Catholic school rival, Bishop Chatard. BC has the most state titles in Indiana history. Cathedral is second. […]

Music Reads for Rainy Weekend Days

A few very good music links to share. Apologies as a couple of these are slightly out-of-date with the change in seasons. Good reads regardless. First, investigative journalism at its finest. Taylor Swift and Bryan Adams’ Duet of “Summer of ’69” Reopens One of Music’s Great Historical Mysteries: Is This Song About the Sex Position? […]

Friday Playlist

Well, as I check this morning, it looks like Spotify and WordPress are cooperating, so I’ll give the old Friday Playlist thing a shot. Which is good because I have a ton of great music that I need to make sure you’re paying attention to. Apologies if this (likely) breaks again by the time you […]

So About That Golf You Mentioned…

Ty! What’d you shoot today? Oh, I don’t keep score, Judge. Oh well, how do you measure yourself with other golfers? By height. Yep, first round of golf in something like 11 years, and only second round in 15 years. It went about as you would expect. I picked my ball up on three holes, […]


New York New York it’s a hell of a town The Bronx is up and I’m Brooklyn down “Hello Brooklyn” – Beastie Boys, 1989 We survived our first trip to New York City. I’ll admit, as a child of the Midwest in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I’m a little shocked we weren’t mugged ten times, […]