Tag Archives: Put Up or Shut Up

Being Radically Traditional

No one knew how this was going to work out. With the Brits deciding they’d rather not join us in bombing Syria, and Congress saying don’t do it, or that bombing’s not enough, depending on who you ask, and with … Continue reading

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Getting a Bit of Democracy Back

Big news that changes everything isn’t supposed to break in the early afternoon of the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. College football begins that day. There are important baseball games – the Dodgers setting records, the woeful Pittsburgh Pirates somehow … Continue reading

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Seriousness Examined

No, you’re not alone. When someone tells you it’s time to get serious it’s quite natural to giggle – people can get serious about the oddest things. This happens a lot in high school sports – in the huddle the … Continue reading

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Trust Me

It’s the silly season. NBC and its various dedicated cable networks are showing almost every Olympic event from London – from sports you know well, like basketball and soccer and tennis, and all the track and field stuff and gymnastics … Continue reading

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The Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Gambit

It was a small item everyone missed because the big news of the day was about the government shutdown being averted for the third time this year, by sheer dumb luck. Ah, FEMA had enough money for the week, which … Continue reading

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Change in Unlikely Places

June 1981 was when it was time to get out – pack it all up and head for California, specifically Southern California, specifically Los Angeles. Rochester, the one in New York, is no place to be as you try to … Continue reading

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