Monday, May 25, 2009

First Place!!!

Yeah! The Red Sox are in first place - two days in a row. Keep up the good work!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Boston is......

...the best sports town tonight. Very important wins for the Bruins, Sox, and Celtics. The Bruins game was simply great and it got over in time to watch Papelbon put the exclamation point on the win against the Rays. Way to go, guys!

Cap this off with some good reading and a great PathWords score (1390!) and it's a great way to end a busy weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Once again......

Red Sox vs. Yankees -- need I say more........

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This is how history should be taught....

I've been reading Nicholson Baker's Human Smoke, an insightful chronicle of events leading up to WWII (a Kindle book). This is how history should be taught. In school, you study American history and World history and very rarely do they mesh. In reading Human Smoke one gets a true sense of how the world fit together at that time and how what happens in one arena influences another. Maybe this is the luxury of reading as a grown up, but one has to wonder how the world would be if we studied on a more global basis throughout school.

In thinking about WWII, it always puzzles me how we, as human beings, could let things get so out of control. How could humans do such horrible things to one another? How can we let things like this continue today in places like Darfur? It is a mystery of the world that I'm sure will never be answered.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Springtime in Maine....

Went down to the vernal pools tonight to check on the future frogs' progress. Despite some rain today, the pools are drying up and it was hard to see anything. And, we couldn't stand around waiting to see if we could find some. It's Spring in Maine, so that means blackflies!!!! Ouch, ouch, and ouch! Man, are they bothers. In just a few seconds there were clouds of them around us. One flew into my eye, and as I said "ow" one flew into my mouth. Blech!!! I couldn't get back into the house fast enough. Now I'm itching around my ears and an eye. And people wonder why I hibernate during Spring and Summer!!!!!!!!!!