Tag Archives: Pirates

Bat, Bet, Bit, Bot, But

Once again, I am trying my hand head at the Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenge. The title is this week’s prompt. Kind of random, but as you can see in the tag line, I like random. I decided to just … Continue reading

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The Cafe Car is Open

Two weeks ago, I was traveling by train to Washington, DC. Windsor Locks, a.k.a. my home base, is only the second stop on the train that originates in Springfield, MA and the café car isn’t always in operation when I … Continue reading

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Summertime Ain’t Easy No More

Summertime, And the livin’ is easy… Most Many Some Some people my age will recognize that as the opening of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the opera Porgy and Bess. Some people may have trouble with the concept … Continue reading

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I Still Miss My Dad

My father passed away 31 years ago this summer. It’s easy to remember because it’s the same year my wife and I were married. The last time we saw him was when he and my mom drove up from Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Are You Going to Eat That

A little over a year ago I posted 8 Simple Rules at a Bar. I don’t have 8 more rules, but I have continued to make observations and I have some additional thoughts about what happens, what should happen and … Continue reading

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When Do I Get Watson?

Since I’ve always been a geek, I got excited a couple of years ago when IBM’s Watson beat the two best human Jeopardy players on the planet. Of course, when I watched the “behind the scenes” show, I realized that … Continue reading

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Yeah, Yeah, the Better Team Wins

Throughout the 1960 baseball season, but especially during the World Series between the Pirates and the Yankees, I would be summoned to crawl into my father’s lap each time Smoky Burgess stepped up to bat. The working theory was that … Continue reading

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