Monthly Archives: April, 2015

No Need To Be Kind, I Failed To Give Blood Today

As I mentioned in my last post, there was a blood drive at my office today.  I signed up with every intention of giving blood, but I failed.  The good news is that they didn’t even stick me this time.  The nurse who was taking my information rejected me.  It’s probably just as well because […]

When Is It Good To Bleed?

I signed up to give blood.  They are having a blood drive at my office in a few days and I signed up to give.  I am utterly terrified.  This is the fourth time that I’ve signed up to give.  The first time, I turned a horrible ashen gray color and the nurse unhooked me.  […]

Manager Interviews

If you follow baseball, you’ve probably heard about Bryan Price’s obscenity filled rant during his pregame interview yesterday.  I wouldn’t normally comment on this, but I’m bothered by the way it’s being covered.  It was absolutely fantastic.  Unfortunately, the press was on the receiving end of the tirade, so they don’t see it the same […]

Patriots' Day

As a New Englander, Patriots’ Day is a day I can’t help but notice.  The Sox play at 11:05 in the morning.  The Boston Marathon happens.  But as a Non-Mass and Non-Maine New Englander, it is not a day I celebrate.  I am fascinated by holidays like Patriots’ Day, though.  They add a lot of […]

Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 1947 was the day Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game.  For the past ten or so years, Major League Baseball has celebrated the date as Jackie Robinson Day.  It’s a nice day for baseball.  There are ceremonies before all the games.  All the players wear Jackie Robinson’s number, 42, as […]

Logic 101 – Politics

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these Logic 101 posts.  Just as a refresher, I like to look at a topic from the point of view of logic 101.  That is, I try to see where the basic errors in reasoning occur.  My theory is that if everyone took an intro to […]


I first became aware of libertarianism more than twenty years ago when I was in high school.  A few years later, at college, I met my first libertarians.  Rand Paul’s announcement that he will be seeking the Presidency of the United States got me thinking about it again.  I’m not going to talk about Rand […]

Opening Day

Today is opening day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.  I know there was a game last night, but today is the real opening day.  It’s one of my favorite days of the year.  Baseball is back and that makes everything better.  There are so many things to like about opening day, that it’s […]


I am from a mixed family.  We range from devout Roman Catholics to more-Jewish-than-you-probably-think-of-when-you-think-of-Jewish.  I am neither, but it has given me a different perspective on the different traditions.  This is the week when my family’s different worlds collide.  The biggest holiday of the Christian tradition coincides with one of the big three of the […]


I don’t use curse words.  Of all of my behavioral quirks, that is probably the most noticeable.  It isn’t an affectation.  I am not prudish about it or offended when others use them.  I just don’t.  I have one friend that has been trying to get me to swear for almost 20 years now.  She […]