R’s: Time to Sell?

Logic often gets thrown out in sports in favor of emotion. We mask over flaws in players and teams we love because we love them. And we ignore brilliance among rivals simply because they wear the wrong color of jersey. The Kansas City Royals are in a dangerous situation when it comes to emotion right […]

Weekend in KC

Another great weekend in Kansas City. Then again, aren’t all weekends in Kansas City great? At least when you’re visiting there. This trip was made more fun by it being the first full-family trip to KC in over three years. For my readers who weren’t involved in the weekend festivities, here’s a little run-down of […]

Friday Playlist

“Day at Work” – Nouveau Vélo. Man, I was sure these guys were Australian until I looked them up. They’re Dutch?!?! That jangle sounds straight out of Sydney to me. “My Smile Is Extinct” – Kane Strang. Now this cat is from the South Pacific, although New Zealand rather than Australia. A great example of […]

Friday Photo

Belle of the Ball Fuji X-T2, XF35mm F1.4R, 1/340 second at f/2.8, ISO 200 I really should have shared this last week, as it was clearly done up for the Indy 500. I came across this during a walk around the downtown of our little suburb and loved it.


May 2017 The Beatles – 87 Frightened Rabbit – 55 Soundgarden – 36 Land of Talk – 30 The War on Drugs – 30 Complete stats available at my Last.fm page

Reader’s Notebook, 5/31/17

A little behind, so better catch up as I hit the summer reading season. No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach – Anthony Bourdain. I’m working through a number of shows I have stockpiled on the DVR, watching the Royals most nights, and still trying to read. But I do attempt to squeeze […]


Memorial Day weekend is in the books, the girls are out of school, and summer is officially here! The school year wrapped up uneventfully. All three girls passed. Or at least we assume so; middle school grades are mailed so I supposed there’s still a tiny chance we’re going to have an uncomfortable talk with […]

Friday Playlist

Special playlist for a special time of year. “Friday I’m In Love” – The Cure. A highly significant song in my life. Although it was Pearl Jam and Nirvana that were most responsible for shifting my taste in music away from Top 40 pop and R&B back in 1992, this song had a huge impact […]

On Roger Moore

You probably heard that Roger Moore died yesterday. History has been very kind to Sir Moore. Once upon a time, his run as James Bond was laughed at and derided. Eventually, though, people figured out that his portrayal of Bond was perfect for its time, and making his Bond dramatically different than Sean Connery’s was […]

Wait ‘Till Next Year (Again)

For the third time in three seasons, M’s kickball team advanced to the City tournament. For the third time, they came up short. A disastrous top of the 7th inning put them on the wrong end of a 19–8 score in yesterday’s championship game. It was their second-straight, second-place finish. Their run began with a […]