When I have spare time, I'll write in my blogs. Here's a list of them, along with the 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.
July 19, 2021
A documentary, a sequel, a love letter, an emotional tribute to a sitcom that touched millions. An amazing collection of show clips, backstage footage, bloopers, interviews, with masterful editing weaving it all together. A subtle, slow variation of the show theme at the end adds a nice accent. Glad that…
June 27, 2021
Nice profile of a big, funny guy.
June 19, 2021
A creepy, intimate look at a psychopath. The exploration of his character is interesting and the collection of security camera footage is impressive, but there are way too many melodramatic interviews and useless cutaway shots to Facebook posts, search bars being filled, and lingering cityscapes. It’s all useless filler. This…
Goofy stuff I share with the world.
October 31, 2019
We’re here. Game 7 of the World Series. The Washington Nationals have defied all odds to get here. They weren’t even supposed to make it to the playoffs, let alone the World Series. Along the way, they trailed in and eventually won all 4 playoff elimination games they’ve been in,…
August 16, 2019
We’re now in the home stretch of the my baseball simulation league season, and I thought it might be fun to try to run some numbers to see what the odds are for each team to win their division.
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…
Trying to find the next big star.
Reminiscing about some of the baseball cards I used to collect.