Blogs

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.


No Regrets!

My travel blog.


The Boys in Bergen

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.

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The Fjordlands of Norway

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…

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Oslo: The A-Team Reunited

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…

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Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on movies I've seen recently.


Trainwreck

February 9, 2019

Dramatic and funny, not many movies like that anymore. Schumer’s character is flippant and lazy and sarcastic and hard to like, but we do like her because we believe that her character is a good person at her core and because Schumer’s performance is surprisingly authentic. Hader turns in a…

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Coco

February 8, 2019

Disney has taken to making their movies more “cultural” in recent years. An argument can be made that it’s a noble, overdue effort, but sometimes it feels a bit forced. And for the first half of this movie, it felt that way. Scenes are driven more by how Mexican everything…

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Isle of Dogs

February 8, 2019

Definitely Wes Anderson, with the symmetry and the quirky humor and displaced flashbacks and nostalgic songs and satire of all things formal. Anderson’s really got full control over the visuals here, and every frame is symmetrical, shot from a flat 90 degrees, beautiful, and quirky, with extra fun animating the…

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Stories from Jeff

Goofy stuff I share with the world.


The End of the World

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…

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What’s a Player Worth?

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…

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My Day at All-Star FanFest 2018

July 17, 2018

With the MLB All-Star Game here in DC this year, I went to the All-Star FanFest, which MLB proudly calls “the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world”. Yesterday was long but fun day with friends and lots of little moments that made it memorable.

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Baseball Prospects

Trying to find the next big star.


Shervyen Newton

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.

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Desmond Lindsay

February 6, 2019

Not much of a prospect.

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Mark Vientos

February 6, 2019

There may be something here. He’s young, let’s see how he develops.

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The Card Blog

Reminiscing about some of the baseball cards I used to collect.


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