Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wake Up and Smell the Cactus

Love the look of Prickly Pear Cactus, even more so than the smell.  But it isn’t just another pretty face (sorry I couldn’t find one in bloom – the flowers that grow from the pads are really are pretty).  This … Continue reading

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Sacks Crossing Over

It’s like a literary Field of Dreams, this new anthology from the Oliver Sacks Foundation that I blogged about this morning on the professional side, and I’ve been admiring its cover as well as its contents all week.   You … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

It was a gorgeous day at Surprise Stadium, an intimate venue to watch a baseball game.  “Cooler” temps today, in the low ’90s. and most of the seats in the shade.  In fact, only the ballplayers and ballplaying statues were … Continue reading

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Zach Back-to-Back in Glendale

It’s unusual for Dessert Dogs manager Shawn Williams to have his Phillies prospects in the lineup for  back-to-back games.  Hence prospect Cornelius Randolph who wasn’t in the lineup yesterday was in today, and Edgar Cabral who started yesterday had a … Continue reading

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Even a Short Book Accumulates Large Debts

Mazel Tov Gifts is a Judaica store located next to the Kosher 18 Restaurant in a strip mall off Scottsdale Road, anchored by the Chabad movement.  Miriam and I enjoy spending time browsing there, and invariably I find a book … Continue reading

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A 102 Degree Day in Glendale

It was really hot at the Desert Dogs home game in Glendale today.  How hot was it?  102 degrees on the car thermometer, but it felt like an oven in the sun.  So the announced “crowd” of 207 took cover … Continue reading

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Mickey Opens Eyes

More on Mickey Jannis, from my perspective the feel-good story of the AFL thus far.  Here’s the feature MLB did on the Mets last week, that included a clip on The Mick from his prior AFL stint in 2015: This … Continue reading

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