Evan McMullin’s Plan to Win the Presidency

As quixotic as it is, I have to admire Evan McMullin’s plan to win the presidency.  The primary reason I find it admirable is that, unlike the other non-major party candidates, McMullin has a strategy.  He quite openly states that his plan is to throw the election to the House of Representatives and he’s hoping, … Continue reading

Playoff Baseball, Thwarted!

I went to Washington today for the playoff game between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  As I did two years ago for the Nationals-Giants series, I chose the second home game, which, again like two years ago, turned out to be game two of the National League Division Series. The game wasn’t … Continue reading

My Wild Card Predictions

This weekend I was rooting for UTTER CHAOS!  I wanted a four-way tie for the American League wild card and a three-way tie for the National League wild card.  I wanted the Tigers to play a make-up game today.  I wanted tiebreaking games 163 and 164.  I wanted CHAOS! Instead, the season ended quite calmly.  … Continue reading

Skittles, Syrians, and Accidental Genius

Last night on Twitter I saw Donald Trump, Jr.’s tweet about Syrian refugees and Skittles. This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016 It struck me as a stupid and crass thing to say, and I watched … Continue reading

The Little Prince

Last year Mark Osborne, the director of Kung Fu Panda, released an animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella, The Little Prince.  The film had been picked up for distribution in the United States by Paramount for earlier in the year.  I had seen Paramount’s trailer for the film, and I was captivated by it.  … Continue reading

A Day at the Celtic Craic

Friday afternoon I decided to attend the Celtic Craic Music Fest in Harrisburg on Saturday. The last few weeks at work have been nothing but Crunch, and the next few look to be nothing but Crunch, and you can make the argument that work in general into the distant past is nothing but Crunch and … Continue reading