Observing the intense enthusiasm displayed by the Philadelphia Phillies’ fans, and listening to their at times deafening din as their team wiped the floor with the Houston Astros, 7-0, I actually started to feel sorry for Houston. For them to enter the Phillies’ stadium is a bit like a Roman gladiator entering the arena. Neither […]
Were my ears deceiving me? As I headed back down Jacques-Cartier toward home after a long and satisfying walk, I thought I heard a cricket. But no. Couldn’t be. In November? Must have been my tinnitus acting up again. After three fairly soft “chirps,” though, one came in loud and clear. One of the loudest […]
I like trivia quizzes, and usually I do pretty well on them. But there’s trivia–and then there’s trivia. I’m not going to lose any sleep over not knowing whether it’s papaya, pomegranate, or something else that is the ‘active’ ingredient in grenadine syrup, even though my ignorance cost me a perfect “10” on a quiz […]
Cows may need to be milked twice a day, but we, as supporters of political parties, universities and other good causes should not have to be. Constant fund-raising binges, often accompanied by highly emotional language (jubilation or despair), keep us weary and depressed, sometimes almost to the point of despair. The deluge of political posts, […]
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