January 2023


Paw Sox Grand Slam, September 3, 2011

One swing, four runs, grand slam.

This is Indiana

One thing that I do now, more than I did in the past, is think about the messages that what t-shirts I wear, say. Consequently, I’m buying fewer random t-shirts and wishing I had more of some messages.

For example, at the gym I wear duds for the Wyoming Cowboys (I wish I had more) […]

Commentary on the Women’s World Cup, Part 1 of

At the office Friday afternoon, as I was leaving, I stuck my head in to say good-bye for the weekend to one of my football (as in soccer) loving colleagues. I know he’s a football fan because last summer he watched all of the football matches, live from South Africa.

This year the Women’s World […]

Since I last blogged…

I’m sad to report that MT has left the house, country, and continent.

Her visit was busy—for both of us. I’ve managed to get a lot of work done, yet have time to hang with her. Last time I had nine items in my work queue. I now have eight items in the queue, with […]

Denver’s Cowtown Moment: Going to the Rodeo

I went to see a rodeo at the National Western Stock Show with a friend my first day in Denver.

At its heart, Denver has a longstanding struggle over what best represents the city. On the one hand there are the gleaming skyscrapers and its reliance on the telecommunications and cable industry, and, on the […]

Things I’ve learned this weekend at the real Berlin Marathon

1) Skaters go really fast and make for great photography. Except when it’s cloudy and rain is falling.

2) Racers go at a much more reasonable pace but they smell bad, even when it’s cloudy and raining. I hesitate to imagine how bad it could smell if it were sunny out.

3) There are a […]

Seen in Berlin: Brave or Stupid?

My Laughable World Cup Ignorance

Thursday: In the evening Anke invited me to join her in watching a football game Friday – I assumed that some kind of local Weimar team was playing and that it would be a great opportunity to take photographs of people doing athletic things.

It wasn’t until around noon on Friday that it occurred to […]

This Past Saturday.

Honestly, Michele and I tried for three weeks to take a bike ride—but we were bedeviled by a series of challenges: the first weekend I got a cold and decided that despite the fantastic perfect biking weather, I would spend the weekend, at home, cooped up in bed.

Which I did reasonably well, until my […]

always hard 2 red

I must come out of the closet: I am a spelling and grammar Taliban.

Maybe that’s a bit too dramatic. I’m not perfect and I do take shortcuts along the way.

Ultimately my goal is to communicate ideas—and each as clear as possible.

I’ve ceded some strict middle- and high-school rules. I’m not as insistent […]