Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hats Off To Oma!

Oma outdid herself yesterday, preparing a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast for available family.  It was a joyful celebration in relative solitude at the Shore, the only interlude being a visit to the Aracde to feed the appetite of kids of all … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace

I never fully appreciated David Foster Wallace as an author until thumbing through the recently released “Greatest Hits” put together to posthumously celebrate the range of his literary contributions, prompting me to sit down with it seriously over the weekend. … Continue reading

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Talmudic Lesson

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Doubleheader Victories

Still basking in the fun of watching last Sunday’s basketball doubleheader in which the Goldstein Girls emerged victorious.  First Kayla’s uniform malfunction, showing up on the floor as “Rothschild” (long story short).  Love the sportsmanship the girls learn by both … Continue reading

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For Love of Country

It seems so fleeting to have only a Veterans Day.  It should be at least Veterans Week, for the effects of service to self, family and country last a lifetime.  One way among many to help preserve this is to … Continue reading

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Lichtenstein in Arizona

You see all kinds of interesting things in the Arizona Fall League, and have plenty of time in the sun to make these observations.  Take for example the Tampa Bay Rays Double A minor league pitching coach, R.C. Lichtenstein, one … Continue reading

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Farewell to the AFL

Went to our final AFL game of 2014 today, traveling to Surprise for no surprise, the Scorpions losing another to drop to a league’s worst 10-16.  But we don’t go for the wins; we go for the pure enjoyment of … Continue reading

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What? A Line for AFL Tickets?

It’s all a matter of perspective.  In my mind Arizona is the land of retirees, so the 6:35 start time of a game shouldn’t make much difference in attendance at an Arizona Fall League game.  But it did last night, … Continue reading

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James Bosse, O.D. and Billy Joel Revisited

What was Dr. Jim Bosse and Billy Joel folklore, as I blogged about last year is now officially chronicled in a new biography about Billy. Here is my favorite excerpt from the book:  Jim was in the final year of undergrad … Continue reading

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Fall Stars Shining

An announced crowd of 5,842 jammed the parking lot of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, meandering into the stadium.  Senior citizens tailgated well before the gates opened. One of the charms of the game is seeing the families of … Continue reading

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