All we are is dust in the wind

One of the coolest and most unanticipated things about writing this blog is the sense of engagement it offers with the things that I’ve written about. And this is most evident with songs that I’ve heard, or seen videos for, all my life. I once wrote about the alternate lyrics for Steve Miller’s “Jet Airliner“,Continue reading “All we are is dust in the wind”

From small things

Hall of Famer Gary Carter died today, shortly after being found to have inoperable, Stage IV brain cancer. He was 57 years old. I hinted at this in an earlier post, but the most remarkable thing about Gary Carter’s career is that he started off maybe the best rally some people have ever seen. TheContinue reading “From small things”

An old Footeballer

There’s a few things you may or may not know about former Cubs catcher Barry Foote: He was an everyday catcher for the Montreal Expos in the mid 1970s. Future Hall of Famer Gary Carter played in right field as a result. He was traded to the Phillies for Tim Blackwell (another catcher), and thenContinue reading “An old Footeballer”

A story of redemption

When I see the word “redemption” I immediately think of the word in religious terms. Thirteen years of going to Catholic schools will do that to you. But I abandoned that religion a long time ago. I don’t begrudge anyone who chooses to believe in it, but it wasn’t for me. However, I will castContinue reading “A story of redemption”

Thoughts about Game Sevens past

Game time is almost here, and I wanted to get these out there before the first pitch. There hasn’t been a Game seven in the World Series since the Rally Monkey Angels beat Dusty Baker’s Giants back in 2002. The nine-year stretch without a Game seven is the longest in the history of the WorldContinue reading “Thoughts about Game Sevens past”