The Yankees are playing the Red Sox for the fifth time this week. So I’ve been a baseball hermit. Unfortunately I’ve also had to listen to a lot of “color commentary” by various players-turned-announcers. What insight they provide into the game is offset by endless cliches, vapid aphorisms, and locker room jargon. The game is […]
I’m watching the Yankees and the Red Sox. This is the last year they’ll play in Yankee Stadium. A new Yankee Stadium is under construction across the street. There’s a lot of nostalgia flying about, of course. Michael Kay, a Yankees announcer, pointed out a few years back that “The House That Ruth Built” was […]
It’s a good read if you, like I occasionally do, shake your head at the hopelessness of urban poverty.
It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean that taxes are due. The tornado sirens went off twice this evening, so I camped out in my little hallway for a while. One of the sirens is right across the street, which is good and bad. There’s no doubt that I’ll hear it when […]
My new uniform shoes are not just ugly but uncomfortable.
For the afternoon we walked along the tow path of Old Erie Canal State Historic Park.
Onondaga County has a nice lakefront park with many multi-use paths.
I’m in Syracuse visiting my uncle.