Me, quoted in the Times

A number of years ago, I would travel for work on a regular basis. The usual destination was Seattle, and to take the edge off of that long flight I would treat myself to a copy of the New York Times. It would help me to pass the time, whether waiting in the terminal orContinue reading “Me, quoted in the Times”

Sometimes I take a Jimi thing

In the early years of the last decade, I traveled to Seattle several times on business. I learned that the best way to get back home was to take the red-eye flight, which left Sea-Tac late at night and arrived in Chicago at exactly 2-freaking-early in the AM. To spend a night in Seattle wouldContinue reading “Sometimes I take a Jimi thing”

He’s not moving up anytime soon

The picture above makes it clear that Alex Rodriguez was in a lot of pain. Taking a big-league pitch–of any type–off of one’s hand can’t possibly be a pleasant experience. Seeing him writhing on the ground was hard to watch, on a human level. But having said that, it’s hard to muster up much sympathyContinue reading “He’s not moving up anytime soon”