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Really? Baseball already? Spring training began this week. Well, last week, if you count pitchers and catchers. Forgive me if I don't share the reverence that some apparently feel for the phrase "Pitchers and catchers report..." This morning, it was 20 degrees in St. Louis. Early April is six weeks away, but there's a reasonably … Continue reading Spring Training
A few people turned me onto Pandora Internet radio recently, and I think it's yet one more reason to love the Internet. Pandora.com is a Web site that lets you create your own "station" that will stream into your computer or other device. To start, you put in a song or artist you like, and … Continue reading Pandora
On March 21, I'll be running the Quivering Quads Half-Marathon in Troy, Mo. This is a trail race, through a state park on a course that varies "from smooth to very rough, dry to very muddy, and flat to very hilly. Racers may have to cross ankle-deep streams as they pass through forests of white … Continue reading Slouching Into 2010
As a music lover (aren't we all?), I'm sometimes surprised when I find out that a song I've listened to dozens or hundreds of times turns out to be a cover of someone else's song. Surprised and embarrassed, because as a fan, I always feel I should have known better. My most spectacular faceplant in … Continue reading Covers
Way, way back in 1981, I traveled to Provincetown, Mass., to visit my brother, and then to New York to visit my friend Geoff, spending about a week in each place. While I was in New York, another friend of Geoff's, Joe Streno, hung out with us for a couple of days. We all had … Continue reading Thanks Joe!
This is the first post in my new blog. I'm hoping that a year from now, I'll look back here and be profoundly embarrassed at how little I knew about blogs and blogging when I started. To be honest, it's a little intimidating right now. Believe me, I know I have a lot to learn. … Continue reading Welcome!