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October Baseball


But what do you expect,
When you raise up a young boy’s hopes
And then just crush ’em like so many paper beer cups

Year after year after year, after year, after year, after year,
‘Til those hopes are just do much popcorn for the pigeons beneath the ‘L’ tracks to eat”

– Steve Goodman, from A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request Read more…


Mistifying Adulation


“There are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”

– Ronald Reagan Read more…


For a Limited Time Only

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“And when you feel like this try to imagine
That we’re all like frail boats on the sea
Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
Announcing the jubilee”

– Mary Chapin Carpenter, from Jubilee Read more…

I’m Only Passing Through


“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”

– Greta Garbo Read more…

Both Sides of Desire with Rickie Lee


“Yes my heart was opened
No, no I don’t look back
Because I’m riding around heaven
In Elvis Cadillac
Riding around in heaven
In Elvis Cadillac”

– Rickie Lee Jones, from Elvis Cadillac Read more…

July 10

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

– Dr. Suess Read more…

Teach Your Children Well


“It’s a father’s duty to give his sons a fine chance.”

– George Eliot, from Middlemarch Read more…

Smiles in the School Cafeteria

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“Telephone’s ringing, but I don’t answer it
’cause everybody knows that good news always sleeps till noon”

– Michael Timmins from Sun Comes Up It’s Tuesday Morning Read more…

Early Morning Trades


“In the summer, the song sings itself.”

– William Carlos Williams Read more…

Check Your Democracy at the Door


“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn’t one.”

– Margaret Atwood, from The Blind Assassin Read more…

Election Day is Only 547 Days Away


“Pay attention to the fine print. It’s much more important than the selling price.”

– Francis Underwood
House of Cards Read more…

May 3


“The maturity of man—that means, to have reacquired the seriousness that one had as a child at play.”

– Friedrich Nietzche, from Beyond Good and Evil Read more…

Maple Trees Just a Little Bit Duller


“If the summer kept a secret
It was heaven’s lack of rain
Golden days and amber sunsets
Let the scientists complain
Came the autumn, drained of color
Ghosts in the water beg for more
Maple trees just a little bit duller
Than the memory of the year before”

– Paul Simon, from Love and Blessings Read more…

Scalloped Outlines


“When time, blissfully awry, spreads milky arms across the black expanse, to sleep, of what does time dream. And, thus unraveled, of where does time long.”

– Patti Smith Read more…


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