He went to Paris

A few months ago, I happened upon a photo album–more like a notebook, really–from a trip I took to Paris about 15 years ago. I’ve written about it before, and it remains to this day the best place that I have visited. There are some days when I think it’s Maui instead, but if someoneContinue reading “He went to Paris”

The preseason polls were only half right

The BCS doesn’t release their rankings until a few weeks into the college football season, and this year’s title game is exactly why they are right to do this. Since we don’t have any preseason BCS polls to look at, let’s look at another poll, from the Associated Press, instead. The AP preseason top 25Continue reading “The preseason polls were only half right”

A year that stood out

On my way home from work today, I filled up the tank of my Prius at a gas station out in the suburbs. The Prius is one way to cope with the gas prices, since a fill-up runs about $25 at the most. With the minivan, it’s usually a lot more than that. A biggerContinue reading “A year that stood out”

The year that the world changed

There have been a couple of times where I have found a penny on the sidewalk, picked it up, and used the dateĀ on that penny as a jumping off point for a post in this space. And so it was today, as I was visiting Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. I hadn’t beenContinue reading “The year that the world changed”

Unbelievably stupid

If I had never driven through Indiana towards points east, I would probably be unaware that there even is a College Football Hall of Fame. But it does not surprise me at all that it can be found in South Bend, Indiana, since it is the the home of Notre Dame, Knute Rockne, the FourContinue reading “Unbelievably stupid”

Why college football is better than the NFL

I watched the Michigan/Notre Dame football game last night at a friend’s house, and I didn’t think it could possibly live up to the hype that preceded it. And boy, was I ever wrong! It was a roller coaster in the fourth quarter, the likes of which I can’t recall ever seeing before. Nothing theContinue reading “Why college football is better than the NFL”