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Entries from May 2020

Our Brainless Brush with Covid-19

May 24th, 2020 · No Comments · coronavirus, France, Quarantine, Wine

At the time, we thought we were going to be fine. It was March 5, and the Covid-19 coronavirus was spreading in France, but it wasn’t where it was going to be in a few weeks. No reports of cases in the neighborhood. So we did something Just Plain Stupid. We attended a catered dinner […]

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The Demise of the Handshake? I Hope So

May 21st, 2020 · 1 Comment · coronavirus

I have dreaded shaking hands for a long time. Maybe 40 years, going back to the first time I heard the science-backed horror narrative of what sort of pathogens/germs/viruses can be easily passed along in the course of a handshake. If you are out there pressing the flesh, well, you may as well plunge your […]

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France, and 55 Days and Nights of Confinement

May 16th, 2020 · No Comments · France, Quarantine, soccer, Sports

Maybe it’s me. But I didn’t find 55 days of government-ordered Covid-19 quarantine, in our home in France, to be all that bad.

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Rewriting Prep Baseball History

May 11th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Lutherans

Let us take a moment and indulge in some alternative prep sports history. I have been thinking about a particular high school baseball game since May 11 of 1971, when it was played. It was the final game of the season, and of my organized baseball career. Had we won, on our home field at […]

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Spitting Image: Soccer to Face Up to Phlegm?

May 2nd, 2020 · No Comments · English Premier League, Fifa, Football, soccer

At the highest levels — say, in the English Premier League — soccer is played on immaculately groomed fields of vibrant green. The reality is that you should not study the grass too closely unless you are a connoisseur of the dark art of spitting. Throughout the history of the game, players have been spewing […]

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