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Donovan Goes Indoors in Latest Return to Soccer

February 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Landon Donovan is back! Again! If it seems as if he retired quite some time ago, well, he did, in the first instance — from the LA Galaxy in 2014. A year and change later, he returned to the Galaxy active roster during an end-of-season run, and he played just enough to suggest he was […]

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Stuff Kids Did Then … That Could Get Them Arrested Now

February 16th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The world has changed in 50 years. Of course it has. But in ways that we, sometimes, don’t immediately recognize and never anticipated. A few months ago, we were driving past the elementary school near the house where I grew up, and I pointed out the spot where we kids were able to scramble onto […]

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A Day of Infamy for the Rams

February 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Uncategorized

St. Louis, you can have them back. What’s that? You don’t want them? You don’t traffic in stolen franchises anymore? Good call. That was Super Bowl 53 we watched yesterday, and Rams fans (such as they are) can’t un-see it. I’m old enough to have watched every Super Bowl ever played, and your Los Angeles […]

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A Jeopardy! Update

January 16th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

While in Southern California for these months now, we have been fortunate enough, on several nights, to be staying in a household that watches the game show Jeopardy!, as we do. We recently saw most of the five-day run of the semi-notorious Jackie Fuchs, former bass player for the Runaways, a 1970s girl group, which […]

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Marveling at an Apollo Space Capsule

January 6th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Our Southern California sojourn has taken us to San Diego, where we found a rainy (!) day and were prompted to consider visiting an indoor venue. Such as the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. It was impressive enough that we were happy the day had turned rainy. The highlight was peering through the […]

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A Small Town Celebrates Its Roots

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments · France, Languedoc, tourism, Uncategorized

The bells rang on the hour, as they always do, here in “our” French village. And then a few minutes later the bells at the 300-year-old church rang out again, and this was a gusher of clanging and banging that could mean only one thing at 4 p.m. on a Saturday: A wedding! And the […]

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Offering Dodgers Options for Explaining DL Moves

August 23rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Its a “thing”. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of those teams … and perhaps the ultimate example of that sort of club … in “working” the disabled list. Basically, they have a pool of 10-15 relief pitchers and now, in the second year of the 10-day disabled list, the club moves those 10-15 guys […]

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The Most Divisive Board Game?

February 23rd, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is a topic addressed by the Ringer website, and millions of American families can relate to it. Which family board game is the most harmful to domestic tranquility? The Ringer comes up with a dozen or so suggestions, from The Game of Life to Risk to Parcheesi. I have played several of the games […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing? Uh, Yeah

February 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

What’s better than a Snickers bar, in all its chocolate-caramel-peanutty goodness? Two of them! Or should it be three? And what is better yet? The ultimate Snickers bar! That would be the one seen above — one full pound of Snickers that the Mars company prefers to call the Slice ‘n Share bar. It recommends […]

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Afternoon Tea … in San Diego

February 18th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I made it through several decades unaware of the veddy refined British tradition of “high tea”. Or, as it sometimes is also known, “afternoon tea“. (The difference is explained here). The idea behind it is a mid-afternoon snack. To bridge the span between lunch and a late dinner. Quite sensible. Starting with tea, of course. […]

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