A Baseball Ticket Surprise

Today I drove to Lancaster. Single game tickets for the Lancaster Barnstormers, the team in the independent Atlantic League, went on sale today, only at the team’s box office. While I’ve seen Lancaster play in York, including the very first time I attended a York Revolution game, I have never gone to a game at … Continue reading A Baseball Ticket Surprise

A Day at the Park

Only two weeks ago there was snow. Today, it reached 75 degrees. And, since it was a Thursday — and thus, my weekly department conference call — I decided the best way to take that conference call was at the park up the street. No, literally. It’s up the street. It’s five blocks (I just … Continue reading A Day at the Park

A Song That Feels Like Warm Summer Days

I am of an age where, when I hear the name Stan Getz, the famous jazz saxophonist, I think immediately of the exchange in That Thing You Do! in which while the Wonders are interviewed at KJZZ, a jazz radio station in southern California, Skitch Patterson begins to talk excitedly about the music that really … Continue reading A Song That Feels Like Warm Summer Days

A Puzzling and Troubling Absence

This week, Funko announced POP! figures based on beloved 1990s sitcom Frasier. A Funko POP! figure, for those three people whom I envy for having successfully avoided them for the past decade, is a vinyl figure of a pop-culture icon (celebrity, comic books, film, musician, etc.) that stands about 3 3/4″ tall, has a weirdly … Continue reading A Puzzling and Troubling Absence

Thoughts on Mars Attacks Red Sonja

I had a bunch of unread comic books piling up, so yesterday afternoon I sorted through them, decided that some of them were never going to get read and put them in a box for recycling, then picked through the rest to read something. I wanted to read Lavie Tidhar and Paul McCaffrey’s Adler, but … Continue reading Thoughts on Mars Attacks Red Sonja

Doctor Who: The Knight, the Fool, and the Dead

Steve Cole’s novel The Knight, the Fool, and the Dead, the first book in BBC Books’ Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious project, was in my shipment this week. I knew from reviewers that the book was short — maybe more novella length (ie., under 45k) than a full novel. I don’t think I was prepared … Continue reading Doctor Who: The Knight, the Fool, and the Dead