1.27.2015

Winter fun

While the east coast is getting pummeled with a hurricane/snowstorm, we're enjoying sun and temperatures in the low 60s in The 'Ville. My kind of winter.

As a tribute to what we're missing, my friend John shared this today ... My favorite comes at the 1:50 mark ...

1.25.2015

An eternal Game 2 for Ernie

I had one of those time-pausing, heart-sinking moments Friday night when I saw one of the first tweets to break the news of Ernie Bank's death. ...

As a lifelong Cubs fan, I'm almost ashamed to admit he wasn't one of my childhood favorites, since he retired and was inducted into the Hall of Fame years before I was born -- as a kid, Ryne Sandberg was my guy on the Cubs. And I never read as much about him or watched old footage of him like I did of the other greats of his playing era. Like Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams or Hank Aaron. ... I didn't know he had played for the Kansas City Monarchs until I read his obituary.

I only saw him in person once or twice, from a distance, in all of my annual pilgrimages to Wrigley Field. But I was always aware of the aura of "Mr. Cub, and his "Let's play two" optimism. The New York Times' obit is an especially good read.

As a long-time Cubs fan, this cartoon is perfect ...

Mr. Cub Cartoon

Good reads ...

Only in Portland Would the Airport's Carpet Reach Cult Status

Seeing this makes me sad I've never visited the Portland airport to experience this cool carpet ...