Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Has Become of Etiquette?

Here’s an interesting infographic from Expedia based on traveler surveys, and not surprisingly among the most irritating behaviors on airplanes are ones simply common to unthinking or uncaring persons in public places.  There are a couple of items unique to … Continue reading

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The Back Stories That Make the Fall League Special

Of course we would have preferred to watch a game today after taking the 30 minute drive to the Dogs’ home stadium in Glendale, and they did charge us the usual $6 to enter, a dollar for the lineup, and … Continue reading

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The Count

One player stretching. A player and his adopted fan bonding. The Three Philly Amigos: Rios, Therrien, and Ramos. Four friends who met over the love of baseball as a metaphor for life. Having a ball in the Fall …

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Happy 90th Birthday Aunt Senta!

In a blog last year I introduced you to Aunt Senta, who wasn’t born yesterday.  She celebrated her 90th birthday today, and we’re fortunate we were able to take the drive over to Chandler, AZ to be with her, along … Continue reading

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Images From the Fall League

A pensive 20 year-old Adam Engel, prospect from the Chicago White Sox, leads the AFL in average at .418, and is the Desert Dogs regular leadoff hitter. Phillies prospect Aaron Brown, playing LF, has the most patience at the plate … Continue reading

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Stankie the Phillie

If he can progress further through the minor leagues, Phillies fans are going to love Drew Stankiewicz. His father played for multiple major league teams as a utility infielder, including the Yankees with whom he broke in as Stankie the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for an Electric Car?

Not sure if I am, but at the price of $43,000 the BMW i3 is a good looking electric car I’d consider.  Some cars look great on the showroom floor, but lose their appeal beyond the halogens and museum setting. … Continue reading

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’60s Musicology

While looking for something else (as is often the case), I came across this YouTube Video of  Carole King and James Taylor reuniting at the Troubador.  The entire concert is magnificent, but at the 17:51 mark there is a comment … Continue reading

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The Klezmer Influence on “Worth It”

Are you a fan of the clarinet/horns in Klezmer? Me too!  That’s why the horn sound on the summer’s Fifth Harmony hit, “Worth It”, grabbed my ears right away.  Now that Worth It has snuck its way into the sound … Continue reading

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Rekindling The Soul

@ Villa Mirage in Scottsdale

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