On the main street in my hometown of Everett Washington, a WSU Cougar store has opened selling all things Cougar. I am not surprised. I grew up in Everett but was treated as a foreigner due to the Oregon Ducks sweatshirt I was issued by my parents, as that is where they met, Eugene. Starting … More Cougar Town
Tonight the National wild card winner San Francisco Giants have captured the National League Pennant. Next Tuesday they face the plucky juggernaut of the wild card winner in the American League, absent from the playoffs for 29 years, the Kansas City Royals. This is what makes baseball great. This is why baseball is so American. … More 2014 Promises a Great World Series
I came out of the grocery store in Ballard to find tucked into the door handle of my car an advert from a local Psychic. She promises if you phone her she will answer one question without charge. What shall I ask?
Love, exciting and new. Love, its waiting for you!… Love Boat soon will be making another run…. No it won’t. The MS Pacific Princess has been towed to the wreckers yard. How much does the fading of this television flower of our youth fit into the metaphor of marriage? How many romances which looked so … More When the Love Boat Sinks
The epic of the Nez Perce tribes retreat came to me as I struggled through a second season with this machine. The events of 1877 have the same ending as my purchase of this product in 2012; surrender in 2013. Rather than the U.S. Cavalry, my nemesis is the winding the spool. Clear, and direct … More My Grass Trimmer: I Shall Fight No More Forever
Like most of Europe, when not in war Cordoba is a charming town. Only when you stroll around the narrow streets and consider the various tribes and religions that have occupied the space does the Disney of it wear off and one comes to grips with how much blood must be in the ground here. … More Cordoba
Tonight I am reading about the second blown call in major league baseball in as many days. I cannot help but draw the parallel to the justice system. In the film Bull Durham the young players are told “sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Think about it”. This is pretty much how … More Law is like Baseball