Unless you’ve been on the planet Ork for the past 48 hours you have no doubt heard of the passing of comic legend Robin Williams. Robin Williams thrilled audiences for decades, spanning generations and, indeed, often several generations simultaneously (see Aladdin … Continue reading
Yesterday I took a drive out to Bel Air, Maryland, for a wedding at the Liriodendron Mansion. The Liriodendron was at one time the summer home of Dr. Howard Kelly and his wife, who needed to escape the Baltimore heat … Continue reading
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2061436-qa-nba-star-turned-international-dj-rony-seikaly-talks-music-hoops-with-br Rony Seikaly. Hello, 1987, nice to see you again. In my day we called them the Orangemen, and it’s always nice to hear from one of the old breed. Rony Seikaly, international music star. Who knew? … Continue reading
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/us/gop-candidate-for-california-governor-spends-week-being-homeless.html?_r=0 At least our friends at the New York Times seem to recognize this as the publicity stunt it was. Funny that fifteen years ago they trumpeted one of their own in such an “experiment”: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_14?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=nickel%20and%20dimed&sprefix=nickel+and+dim%2Caps%2C235. Two things: one, try harder if … Continue reading
Even when fielding less-than-great teams, the Yankees and Red Sox somehow still manage to produce amazing games when playing on national TV. Ever wonder why they play on ESPN so often? Me neither.
After about 25 years of doing so I’ve decided to stop putting the little flag at the top of my sevens. I just don’t have time for that anymore.
Day five of no voice. This sucks. As someone who relies on his voice and furthermore loves the sound of it (so I’ve been told), this is doubly bad. The best analogy I’ve heard so far is “like seeing Fred … Continue reading
An unpleasant side effect to a nasty cold I had this weekend, I was barely able to speak yesterday and the day before (welcome relief to some I’m sure). Luckily I live in 2014 and rarely need to actually speak to anyone … Continue reading
I spent the day today in Clear Brook, Virginia, a little town west of here tantalizingly close to the West Virginia border. Today was my wife’s company’s family picnic day, and for the first time we got to bring our … Continue reading
Today I got to take a group of young historians to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, one of those places on the short list of “famous” American small towns. Harpers Ferry really has a lot going for it: history, nature, … Continue reading