Bottom Of The Sixth?

One of the ways in which we are trying to teach our children about art is by buying old calendars – usually in January bookstores and mall kiosks have calendars that didn’t get sold at Christmas for sale at a huge discount.  I usually find our house...

Those Rings

The other day I visited old friend Bill K. at Olympic Wine & Spirits on Grafton St. in Worcester.  This place used to be called Renaissance Wine & Spirits before Bill and his family bought it.  I went there once some years ago to buy a bottle of wine and was...

A Chilling Phrase

A high school in Mississippi has given up the tradition of an invocation before its football games – check out an opinion piece on the issue here and the website of the group who is behind eliminating the prayer here.  My interest in this incident is not really...

The Running A’s

Recently, while looking up something about Vida Blue and then finding all kinds of other baseball-related stuff I wanted to look up, I learned that the American League team record for most stolen bases in a season belongs to the 1976 Oakland Athletics.  This surprised...

MHK And CHC

One of the coolest moments of the Pats’ victory over the Ravens to move on to the Super Bowl came when the “Law Firm”, BenJarvus Green-Ellis (greatest name ever, and a fabulous nickname) scored and pulled at the patch on his jersey commemorating Myra...

A Yearly Tradition Lives On

Saturday was my annual winter hike of Mount Monadnock, and it was epic.  I do this every year around this time with a great group of guys.  The core of the group are neighbors but many of us see each other only this once a year, and it is like no time has passed.  The...