Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Should We Designate the DH for Assignment?

The designated hitter has been a part of baseball for more than 40 years, but people still argue about it. In and of itself, that’s pretty extraordinary. Realistically, a person has to be close to 50 to remember baseball without the DH. The two point conversion has only been a part of the NFL since […]

And After That, Nothing Was Ever the Same Again

David: And after that, nothing was ever the same again. And after that, nothing was ever the same again. And after that, nothing was ever the same again. Jen: Are you watching the second hand spin around? David: Yes, but I’m also saying, “And after that, nothing was ever the same again.” Jen: Why? David: […]

A Bowler Hat, a Broken Guitar String, and a Jelly Sandwich

A bowler hat, a broken guitar string, and a jelly sandwich are three things that don’t seem to have much in common at first glance.  Yet, there is a string that binds them.  They are all things that make me sad.  And what’s more is they are all representative of categories that make me sad. […]

Institutional Bias and Power

A short time ago, Doug Glanville published a piece about being profiled in his own driveway in Hartford. I read it, was annoyed on his behalf, and went on with my life. A short time later, the police chief of West Hartford published an Op Ed piece claiming that Doug Glanville was not profiled and […]