The World Series of baseball provides any number of opportunities to observe disputed decisions. Monday-morning quarterbacks (that’s a mixed metaphor, being a football term) love to hash over and rehash coaching decisions with which they disagree. The Manager should/should not have removed a certain pitcher when he did. So-and-so was not a good choice as [...]
The word apropos has a special meaning. It refers to something as being fitting (unlike the suit in the picture to the right!) and appropriate. It is a 17th century French word meaning “to the purpose.” That is to say, it identifies some object, thought, or image as being designed or articulated in a way [...]
The internet is ablaze with the video of the first-day-on-the-job (and last!) news anchor at a Dakota tv station who didn’t know the mike was on yet and let loose with a pretty graphic comment. Yes, he was fired after his first day. David (Papi) Ortiz, beloved Designated Hitter for the Red Sox, added an [...]
This morning I pulled the pin from the wall, flipped the calendar page from February to March, and settled back into my chair to celebrate the beginning of “early spring” in Providence. Last Sunday we stopped outside the entrance to our parish church where there had been two feet of snow just two weeks ago. [...]
WELL, HERE IT IS, POSTING NUMBER 1,000. Remember that if you comment on this posting, your name will be put into a hat and one name will be selected to win a Starbucks gift card!
______________________________________________________________________ Clearing the Air In reading over the past 999 posts it occurs to me that I have skirted the issue on some posts, trying not to upset people I know would disagree with me. It’s been convenient to use euphemisms from time to time to avoid outright disagreement with people. Reading over [...]