Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDx BayArea
The Smithsonian’s African American museum – a monument to respectability politics; hmm, I am a charter member
Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun; Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the US coastline are no longer theoretical
You start writing a blog post, and sometimes, at some point, it just loses its joy.
Yeah, I was going to write about the lying Ryan Lochte and the other Olympic swimmers, and how he particularly was the Ugly American abroad. And Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada downplaying their actions may be a case of white male privilege Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball and WWII
Someone posted this picture on Facebook, with the caption “Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio, 1942.” A response: “Joe was not with the Yankees in 1942. He was wearing Uncle Sam’s uniform.”
I didn’t think the “correction” was right, but I didn’t know why. Maybe I read an old bio. So I checked with Baseball Reference and confirmed it: Read the rest of this entry »
The Case Against Reality. A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
Song Of My Self-Help: Follow Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Tips, appearing in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. It was uncovered by a University of Houston student, and includes: “The beard is a great sanitary protection to the throat.”
The Neverending Workday – A pervasive cultural norm of work devotion leaves many employees with little time for family, friends, or sleep.
In rural Maine, a life of solitude and larceny. Police say hermit stole to survive 27 years in woods.