Monthly Archives: November 2005

Priorities (again)

I came down here to the office in a great mood, all set to write about something else today. Then this caught my eye: Sen. Arlen Specter, ardent Eagles fan and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday accused the … Continue reading

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Tiki Too

So I was having a discussion with some folks online recently about the MVP Award and the relative merits of A-Rod versus The Big Papi. And the biggest thing in David Ortiz’s favor is that he’s got a World Series … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Blews

Saw this poem on the kitchen table. Although it is not credited, diligent research undertaken by top experts has produced a consensus that its author is none other than mine own daughter, The Rose. Horse come to ye Horse come … Continue reading

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Took Max for her yearly check-up at UVa. Lovely place. Clean, efficient, friendly. Best of all, they take a ton of time doing the check-up, testing her reflexes, making her walk in a straight line, checking for curvature of the … Continue reading

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Not So Mad about Madden

I know this may be heresy as he seems to be one of the most beloved figures in America right now, and I know he’s supposed to be one of the major gurus in sports, but I think John Madden’s … Continue reading

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The Least o’ My Peeps

I don’t know how many of you caught this, but amidst all the hoo-hah about 60% of Americans thinking Iraq was a mistake, the shocking disgrace of Bob Woodward and the unthinkable notion that a Supreme Court justice was completely … Continue reading

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Pearl Jam: A Great Concept

I love the idea of Pearl Jam. A band of almost-equals with a charismatic front man, a killer rhythm section and an incendiary lead guitarist who all create not just fantastic rock and roll but have a serious commitment to … Continue reading

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