Rain began falling in the bottom of the 9th. The Senators were down 5-1. They hadn’t been able to muster any offense to speak of all game; indeed, their only run came on a wild pitch. I had no expectation that with three outs remaining, then two, and finally one, that the Senators would find … Continue reading Rainfall at Night
Over the weekend, I went down to Virginia to visit my parents, whom I’d not seen since the Carbon Leaf show back in March. On the way down, I decided, I would to visit a cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia; according to Find-a-Grave, my great-grandfather’s brother James is buried there. I’d been skeptical of Find-a-Grave’s information, … Continue reading Exploring Cemeteries in Leesburg
I received a spam email this morning. While this one came from firstname.lastname@example.org, which is an address completely unfamiliar to me, the message itself was not unfamiliar at all. I’ve received a half-dozen of these in the past two weeks. It’s a sextortion scam. Read on. It appears that, [REDACTED], is your password. May very … Continue reading An Attempt At Scamming
Patrick Stewart is returning to Star Trek. Announced at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, Stewart will be appearing in a Star Trek series set roughly twenty years after the last Star Trek: The Next Generation film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, and will explore a new chapter in Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s life. People have spent … Continue reading Patrick Stewart’s Return to Star Trek
Ducks splashed in the water. Two larger ducks, adults obviously, sat on outcroppings just beyond the shoreline, while four ducklings paddled in the water. Sometimes, the adults would move from one outcropping to another. Sometimes they would see me, twenty yards distant or more, and take flight, either jump-flying to the opposite shore or, more … Continue reading Scenes of Terrible Beauty
This was my headlight bulb. Right before Shore Leave, my driver’s side low beams went out, and while I went to Advance Auto Parts on York Road to get a replacement, for deadlines and other reasons I didn’t install the bulb until the following Saturday, before I went to Camden Yards and briefly saw my … Continue reading Fun With Headlight Bulbs
Yesterday evening, scrolling through Facebook, I saw a former colleague of mine from EB Games, M, post the following meme image, without any commentary: I posted a quick reply: “Honestly, what do you think would have been different with Johnson?” I didn’t expect a reply, but one was soon forthcoming. In case that’s not entirely … Continue reading What If… Gary Johnson Had Won in 2016?
I may have created the ultimate cheese & onions sandwich! Back in the spring, for nerdy reasons, I began experimenting with the British-style cheese and onions sandwich. There’s a Rutles song about the sandwich, and in my mind I imagined that a cheese and onions was some amazing thing, completely unknown to American shores. In … Continue reading The Ultimate Cheese and Onions Sandwich
Saturday night I went to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Rangers. Oh, who am I kidding? I wanted the Maryland state flag jersey giveaway. I wanted last year’s, and explored cemeteries in Baltimore instead.
Tuesday night, I saw a woman pitch in a baseball game! It was deadline week at work, perhaps I could have taken some editorial items home to write and get them done. I didn’t. Instead, after work I drove down to Calvert Hall for baseball game. It wasn’t the Baltimore Redbirds playing, though; the Cal … Continue reading A League of Her Own
At Shore Leave over the weekend I was asked by some friends what I thought about Disney’s Christopher Robin film, which comes out next month. They knew I’m a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, and they were sure I would have an opinion. I’m not sure it was the opinion they expected. Christopher Robin is live action/CGI hybrid, … Continue reading Misgivings on Christopher Robin
A few months ago I saw some posts on Twitter that featured the covers to a series of Italian young adult novels under the title of “Sherlock, Lupin, & Me,” written ostensibly by Irene Adler (actually, Alesandro Gatti), about adventures she had when she was young with Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin. I thought the … Continue reading The Dark Lady