When I have spare time, I'll write in my blogs. Here's a list of them, along with the three latest posts from each.
My travel blog.
September 9, 2016
After a quick train through the last bit of fjordland, we were in Bergen. As the second largest city in Norway, it’s a pretty good size, and there’s a good energy here. The tourists are almost exclusively Japanese, English, and German.
September 8, 2016
Our early morning train took us west from Oslo. The first part of the trip was nothing special, with suburbs giving way to the occasional lake. But eventually, the mountains turned into giant boulder piles stained green by lichen, forests got denser, views became more majestic. We’d spend a few…
September 6, 2016
Emerging from Oslo Central Station, the streets were filled with people who were smiling, laughing, going places. Street performers played music and danced on flattened cardboard boxes. Norwegian flags hung from buildings. Homeless people sitting on either side of the pedestrian streets. There is an energy here that Stockholm didn’t…
Thoughts on movies I've seen recently.
May 27, 2019
A Gervais thing, so it’s lightly witty and lightly inappropriate with light social commentary. But the characters and story are just a little goofy. Gervais is Gervais. Pains me to say this because his performance was genius in Chopper, but Bana not a great actor.
May 27, 2019
It all seems very real, almost biographical. Do you chalk this up to the script, successive refinements with each remake, or Cooper’s direction? Cooper pulls off a great look and entirely believable musical ability. Gaga is a great actress and a true talent. Underneath all of her outrageous costumes as…
May 3, 2019
With the weight of the franchise, all the characters, and the complicated plotlines, the Russo brothers did a phenomenal job tying everything together and coming up with a story that made sense and was fun to watch. The plot relied on some time travel trickery, but I guess we knew…
Goofy stuff I share with the world.
March 26, 2019
With more frequent and more extreme shifts appearing every season, I see lefty batters pull the ball right into someone’s glove while the 3B bag sits there, sad and alone. I keep asking myself… Why don’t players bunt into the shift? It seems to me that if players could effectively…
December 6, 2018
How the world is going to end, or at least how human civilization will end, is something that religious folks and wannabe intellectuals talk about all the time. But what is going to end it all? And when will it happen? Rarely is the subject approached with cool logic, educated…
November 26, 2018
Spurred on by discussion in my fantasy baseball league (where many of my baseball musings are born) about whether or not the Braves got a good deal on Josh Donaldson with a $23 million 1-year contract, I thought to myself, there must be a quick-and-dirty quantitative way to spit out…
Trying to find the next big star.
May 21, 2019
Making an early splash in the majors with .409/.435/.864 after 6 games, but his BB/SO rate so far indicates that he’s been more lucky than good. His quick rise is encouraging, but be cautious with this guy.
February 28, 2019
Having a good spring, and it looks like he’s got a good eye, but not sure there’s enough pop there.
February 6, 2019
His numbers indicate that he’s a real slasher who likes to get on base, but I’m not sure he’s got the pop to turn into anything.
Reminiscing about some of the baseball cards I used to collect.