Monthly Archives: May 2009

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TX – 020 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 1 – 3 20 3 BC – 000 101 000 000 000 000 000 000 0 – 2  8 0 Last night I stayed up very late to see the conclusion of the longest NCAA baseball game in history.  In the top of the 25th [...]

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I sometimes have trouble with words.  Today I wrestled for the thousandth time with whether you spell ‘separate’ with an ‘a’ or an ‘e’.  Eventually I figure it out, but it annoys me that I have to consciously think it through every single time.  There is something about that word that seems to resist moving [...]

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With a full count and Gabe’s team down to its last strike, little Drew at first was running with the pitch.  This is one of the many subtleties that non-baseball people won’t have thought of, but you always run in this case.  It’s either a walk, a foul, an inning-ending strikeout, or a batted ball, [...]

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Now that I’ve built it up, the story of how I happened to be mentioned in a Hamburg newspaper seems rather unexciting.  Our wind quintet was touring Europe, and one of the ~20 people in our Hamburg ‘crowd’ was the local music reporter.  He was obviously having trouble finding arts events to report on during [...]

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Friday afternoon I took Gabe to the elementary school end-of-year “carnival”.  At these thrice-yearly fêtes, the young scholars romp around the parking lot with their buddies, climb the rock wall, throw confetti in each other’s hair, limbo to music about 20 decibels louder than our resident audiologist approves, and generally run amok.  For the kids, [...]

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